orlop deck

orlop deck
noun
the fourth or lowest deck
Syn: ↑orlop, ↑fourth deck
Hypernyms: ↑deck

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\\ˈȯrˌläp-\ noun
Etymology: orlop from Middle English overlop deck of a single-decker, from Middle Low German overlōp, literally, something that overleaps, from over + lōp leap, from lōpen to leap, run; akin to Old High German ubar over and to Middle Dutch lōpen to run — more at over, leap
1. : the deck below the lower deck : the lowest continuous deck in a ship having more than three decks — see deck illustration
2. : the lowest deck in a ship

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or|lop «AWR lop», noun, or orlop deck,
the lowest deck of a ship, especially of a warship, laid over the beams of the hold.
[reduction of Scottish ouerlop, overloppe, probably < Middle Low German overlōp < overlopen run over]

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