Definition of Between decks

1. Adverb. In the space between decks, on a ship.

Exact synonyms: 'tween Decks

Definition of Between decks

1. Noun. (nautical) The space between any two decks of a ship ¹

2. Noun. (nautical) Steerage on a passenger ship in which people who cannot afford a cabin travel ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Between Decks

between Scylla and Charybdis
between a rock and a hard place
between decks (current term)
between jobs
between the ears
between the hammer and the anvil
between the jigs and the reels
between the pipes
between you, me, and the bedpost
between you and me

Literary usage of Between decks

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1. Pennsylvania Archives by Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth, Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction, Pennsylvania State library, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania State Library (1890)
"... twelve stivers, and between decks eight stivers, per diem. RESOLUTION OF THE STATES GENERAL, ON THE PRECEDING ARTICLES. MONDAY, 30th August, 1638. ..."

2. A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897 by United States President (1897)
"Again, the act in the first section, from line 31 to line 35, inclusive, provides: "And such passengers shall not be carried or brought in any between-decks ..."

3. The Colonial Laws of New York from the Year 1664 to the Revolution by New York (State)., Charles Zebina Lincoln, William H. Johnson, Ansel Judd Northrup (1894)
"But if She have two Decks one half of the depth between decks shall be added to the Depth of the Hold: and the Same being ..."

4. The Tory Lover by Sarah Orne Jewett (1901)
"xn between decks " ' Bnt when shall I see Athens and the Acropolis again ? ' "' Wretched man! doth not that satisfy thee which them seest every day ? ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"But on two-deck ships, where the height between decks is seven and one half feet or more, fourteen feet of superficial deck shall be the proportion required ..."

6. Historical Records of New South Wales by Frank Murcott Bladen (1892)
"But the ship for that purpose should be able to stow them between decks; and I teg leave to observe that n forty or fifty gun ship that brought out ..."

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