hurricane deck

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hurricane deck

n.
A light upper deck on a passenger steamship.

hurricane deck

n
(Nautical Terms) a ship's deck that is covered by a light deck as a sunshade

hur′ricane deck`


n.
a covered deck at the top of a passenger steamer, esp. a river boat.
[1825–35, Amer.]
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Noun1.hurricane deck - a deck at the top of a passenger shiphurricane deck - a deck at the top of a passenger ship
deck - any of various platforms built into a vessel
passenger ship - a ship built to carry passengers
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In the midst of all this, the lazy gentleman, who seems to have no luggage of any kind - not so much as a friend, even - lounges up and down the hurricane deck, coolly puffing a cigar; and, as this unconcerned demeanour again exalts him in the opinion of those who have leisure to observe his proceedings, every time he looks up at the masts, or down at the decks, or over the side, they look there too, as wondering whether he sees anything wrong anywhere, and hoping that, in case he should, he will have the goodness to mention it.

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