deck

[[t]de̱k[/t]]
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decks, decking, decked
1) N-COUNT: oft supp N A deck on a vehicle such as a bus or ship is a lower or upper area of it.
See also flight deck

...sitting on the top deck of the number 13 bus.

...a luxury liner with five passenger decks.

2) N-COUNT: also on N The deck of a ship is the top part of it that forms a floor in the open air which you can walk on.

She stood on the deck and waved her hand to them as the steamer moved off.

3) N-COUNT: oft n N A tape deck or record deck is a piece of equipment on which you play tapes or records.

...the tape deck in my car...

I stuck a tape in the deck.

4) N-COUNT A deck of cards is a complete set of playing cards. [AM]

Matt picked up the cards and shuffled the deck.

(in BRIT, usually use pack)
5) VERB If something is decked with pretty things, it is decorated with them. [WRITTEN]

[V n with n] Villagers decked the streets with bunting...

[V-ed] The house was decked with flowers.

6) VERB If someone decks you, they hit you so that you fall over. [BRIT, INFORMAL]

[V n] I hear you decked him and scared the hell out of his buddies.

7) PHRASE If someone or something is below decks, they are inside a ship in the part of it that is underneath the deck.

The crew of the trawler were gathered below decks.

8) PHRASE: V inflects If you clear the decks, you get ready to start something new by finishing any work that has to be done or getting rid of any problems that are in the way.

The hostage release could clear the decks for war.

...the classic situation of a new management taking over a troubled firm and wishing to clear the decks.

9) PHRASE: V inflects If someone or something hits the deck, they fall to the ground. [INFORMAL]

Andover's body hit the deck.

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  • deck — [dɛk] n. m. ÉTYM. 1925; angl. deck, même sens, d abord « couverture, revêtement, toit », emprunt au moyen néerlandais dec. ❖ ♦ Mar. (vx). Anglic. Pont (d un bateau). 0 (…) le 8 novembre, quand le Columbia appareille, il est en train d installer… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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