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A deck or part of the deck located toward the stern of a vessel.


(Nautical Terms) nautical the unprotected deck behind the bridge of a ship


(ˈæf tərˌdɛk, ˈɑf-)

the weather deck of a vessel behind the bridge house or midship section.
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Noun1.afterdeck - a deck abaft of midshipsafterdeck - a deck abaft of midships    
deck - any of various platforms built into a vessel
fantail - an overhang consisting of the fan-shaped part of the deck extending aft of the sternpost of a ship


[ˈɑːftədek] Ncubierta f de popa
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The outer casing's inverted curve is skillfully worked into the afterdecks to round off the ship's hindquarters in a flattering tribute to the lamented cruiser sterns of yesteryear.
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