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quar·ter·deck

 (kwôr′tər-dĕk′)
n.
The after part of the upper deck of a ship, usually reserved for officers.

quarterdeck

(ˈkwɔːtəˌdɛk)
n
(Nautical Terms) nautical the after part of the weather deck of a ship, traditionally the deck on a naval vessel for official or ceremonial use

quar•ter•deck

(ˈkwɔr tərˌdɛk)

n.
the part of the weather deck of a vessel that runs from the midship area to the stern.
[1620–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quarterdeck - the stern area of a ship's upper deckquarterdeck - the stern area of a ship's upper deck
deck - any of various platforms built into a vessel
shelter deck, weather deck - upper deck having no overhead protection from the weather, but sheltering the deck below
Translations

quarterdeck

[ˈkwɔːtədek] Nalcázar m

quarterdeck

quarter-deck [ˈkwɔːrrdɛk] nplage f arrièrequarter-final quarterfinal [ˌkwɔːrrˈfaɪnəl] (US) nquart m de finalequarter-finalist [ˌkwɔːrrˈfaɪnəlɪst] nquart de finaliste mfquarter-hour [ˌkwɔːrrˈaʊər] n (period of time)quart m d'heure
References in classic literature ?
Playing whist by the cabin lamps when it is storming outside is pleasant; walking the quarterdeck in the moonlight is pleasant; smoking in the breezy foretop is pleasant when one is not afraid to go up there; but these are all feeble and commonplace compared with the joy of seeing people suffering the miseries of seasickness.
At one time I was climbing up the quarterdeck when the vessel's stem was in the sky; I was smoking a cigar and feeling passably comfortable.
The captain and the lieutenant mounted the quarterdeck.
The confined space of the little vessel's quarterdeck would lend itself to her cross-legged attitudes, and the blue sea would balance gently her characteristic immobility that seemed to hide thoughts as old and profound as itself.
Tikhman's ventures have been acquired by public companies including Microsoft, Quarterdeck, Symantec, and Vasco.
1757: Admiral Sir John Byng is executed by firing squad on the quarterdeck of HMS Monarch for failing to "do his utmost" to lift the siege of Minorca: Byng's fleet had returned to Gibraltar for repairs after fighting a losing battle with a French fleet and Minorca had fallen in the meantime.
Prior to founding Infratab, he was Vice President of Marketing/International at Quarterdeck and is credited with taking a system utility and turning it into the highest volume retail software product next to Windows.
It is not unusual to walk aboard a guided missile destroyer and find a CS standing the ship's quarterdeck watch as officer of the deck (OOD) or petty officer of the watch (POOW).
The Naples smog cloyed the ship's quarterdeck at the head of the brow where the in-port officer of the deck, an inconsequential ensign, was already in position to manage the ship's business while tied up to a pier.
Once we had the movie, we'd string canvas on the quarterdeck [the often elevated stern top deck] for a screen.