upperworks

upperworks

(ˈʌpəˌwɜːks)
pl n
(Nautical Terms) nautical the parts of a vessel above the waterline when fully laden
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At the same time, far away in the southeast the masts and upperworks of three ironclads rose one after the other out of the sea, beneath clouds of black smoke.
Big iron upperworks rose out of this headlong structure, and from that twin funnels projected and spat a smoking blast shot with fire.
Eddies and gusts of wind are often encountered on the upperworks of ships on passage, sometimes blowing in a somewhat inexplicable fashion.
In his thesis elevation drawings, Stirling adapted such glimpses of ships' upperworks looming over walls, with masts counterplayed against masses.
The discharge of warship's own guns, which might crack the glass in the frames of family snapshots in the officers' quarters and cause the pissoirs to fall off the walls in the mess decks, could easily damage an airplane exposed on the upperworks.
The GTK's vertical telescopic mast is mounted to the upperworks, allowing the crane to reach heights of over 459 ft.
The new 61-yard bridge has hardwood upperworks, specially selected to blend into the surroundings, and has just been lifted into place by a pounds 1 million, 200-ton crane.