orlop

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle English overlop (deck of a single decker), from Middle Low German overlop (which leaps overhead).

Noun[edit]

orlop (plural orlops)

  1. (nautical) The platform over the hold of a ship that makes up the fourth or lowest deck, hence in full called orlop deck, especially of a warship.

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References[edit]

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967
  • Page 12 of The Fortune of War, by Patrick O'Brian
  • OED 2nd edition 1989
  • CorPun - Glossary of Royal Navy terms