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Poop deck   /pup dɛk/   Listen
Poop deck

noun
1.
An exposed partial weather deck on the stern superstructure of a ship.






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"Poop deck" Quotes from Famous Books



... enough, and it was not unusual of an evening to see these friendly rodents taking an airing on the ropes and rigging, and upon the hand-rails around the poop deck, and while so diverting themselves, I have endeavoured to shake them overboard, but always in vain; they were thoroughbred sailors, knew exactly when and where to jump, and flopping on the deck at my feet would disappear, with a twist of their ...
— Five Years in New Zealand - 1859 to 1864 • Robert B. Booth

... to the ship, coaxing them with motions of the body and signs. They approached somewhat, and afterwards became terrified by the ship; and as they would not approach, the Admiral ordered a tambourine player to come up to the poop deck of the ship and that the young boys of the ship should dance, thinking to please them. But they did not understand it thus, but rather, as they saw dancing and playing, taking it for a signal of war, they distrusted them. They left ...
— The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503 • Various



Words linked to "Poop deck" :   weather deck, shelter deck



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