Definition of Gun deck

1. Noun. Formerly any deck other than the weather deck having cannons from end to end.

Generic synonyms: Deck

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gun Deck

gun barrel
gun carriage
gun carriages
gun case
gun chamber
gun club
gun clubs
gun control
gun cotton
gun deck (current term)
gun dog
gun dogs
gun down
gun emplacement
gun enclosure
gun for
gun for hire
gun fu
gun it
gun lobbies
gun lobby
gun moll
gun muzzle
gun powder

Literary usage of Gun deck

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1903)
"Extending from the gun deck to the protective deck are bulkheads of 5-inch armor, which form the forward and after limits of the belt armor. ..."

2. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1858)
"Accordingly, we find that, by the establishment of 1745, a 50-gun ship had dimensions and general proportions as follows :—Length on the gun- deck, ..."

3. Niles' Weekly Register edited by Hezekiah Niles, Jeremiah Hughes, George Beatty (1816)
"... on gun deck, at second division. Heard first shot from Linie Belt, and felt no jar on hoard the President. No gun or provocation from commodore Rodgers. ..."

4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1748)
"64 The main batch way К The lower gun deck, ... 104 The after flair cafe down to the lower gun deck 105 The tillar commanding the rudder 106 The rudder 107 ..."

5. American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and by William Nicholson (1821)
"Now for the under side of the gun-deck ports, draw a curve line, 2 feet 8 inches above the gun-deck line at the side, in the sheer plan ; and another ..."

6. Historical Sketch of the Second War Between the United States of America by Charles Jared Ingersoll (1845)
"If there were no men on the gun-deck, why did Mr. Higginbotham request of ... Did the enemy take immediate possession of the gun- deck after Mr. Cox's ..."

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