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A short, houselike structure on the upper deck of a ship.
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(Nautical Terms) a houselike cabin on the deck of a ship
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n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
an enclosed structure on the weather deck of a vessel.
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[ˈdekhaʊs] N (deckhouses (pl)) [ˈdekˌhaʊzɪz]camareta f alta
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He said that in his watch he had been sheltering behind the deckhouse, as there was a rain storm, when he saw a tall, thin man, who was not like any of the crew, come up the companionway, and go along the deck forward and disappear.
A week of buffeting a tempestuous and relentless sea; a week of seasickness and deserted cabins; of lonely quarterdecks drenched with spray--spray so ambitious that it even coated the smokestacks thick with a white crust of salt to their very tops; a week of shivering in the shelter of the lifeboats and deckhouses by day and blowing suffocating "clouds" and boisterously performing at dominoes in the smoking room at night.
The sticks were jerked out of her, deckhouses splintered to match-wood, rails ripped off, and, after the worst had passed, the covering boards began to go.
'All sea passengers of ships with open deckhouse shall be required to wear lifejackets from the time of departure and during the entire voyage, except in floating restaurants and in ships used in river crossings, in which case life jackets shall be placed in an easily accessible location,' Marina said in a statement.
Oil lamps could be lowered down the mast into a hole in the deckhouse roof for trimming and refilling.
The vessel has a steel hull, an aluminium deckhouse and teakwood deck and interiors.
The vessel has a steel hull, with an aluminium deckhouse and teak wood deck and interiors.
Seeing the man on the deck of U-405 waving, Captain Hutchins commanded "Cease fire." But the galley deckhouse four-inch gun continued to fire.
y r l h b d the five others held onto the railing at the top of the Grand Staircase's deckhouse, only to be dragged down with the bow.
The criteria for testing the boat remained relatively the same; however, some of the boat design criteria (e.g., cabin as opposed to deckhouse) had to be modified to accurately depict a crab boat.