belowdecks

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

below +‎ decks

Adverb[edit]

belowdecks (not comparable)

  1. (nautical) Below the main deck of a ship.
    • 2003, Edward T. O'Donnell, Ship Ablaze: The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum, page 54:
      Lastly, Lundberg went belowdecks to inspect the boat's bulkheads and hull—for what, it was not clear, since he had absolutely no knowledge of steamboat design.