freeboard deck

freeboard deck
noun
the uppermost watertight deck
Hypernyms: ↑upper deck
Part Holonyms: ↑cargo ship, ↑cargo vessel

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noun
: the deck up to which a ship's freeboard is measured and below which all bulkheads are made watertight — see deck illustration

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Naut.
(on a cargo vessel) the uppermost deck officially considered to be watertight: used as the level from which the Plimsoll marks are measured.
[1950-55]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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