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"deck" in British English

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decknoun [C]

uk   /dek/  us   /dek/
  • deck noun [C] (FLOOR)

B2 a flat area for walking on, built across the space between the sides of a boat: We sat on deck until it was dark.
one of the floors of a bus: the upper/top deck of the bus
a wooden floor built outside, where people can sit and relax
below decks
on a level of a ship below the main deck: Our cabin was below decks.

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deckverb [T]

uk   /dek/  us   /dek/
(Definition of deck from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"deck" in American English

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decknoun [C]

 us   /dek/
  • deck noun [C] (FLOOR)

a wooden floor outside a house, usually with railings (= a low fence) and without a roof: In summer, we always eat out on the deck – except when it rains.
A ship’s deck is a floor laid between the sides of the ship: Waves washed over the deck.
  • deck noun [C] (SET OF CARDS)

(also pack) a set of cards used for playing card games

deckverb [T]

 us   /dek/ slang
  • deck verb [T] (HIT)

to hit someone and cause that person to fall: A key player was decked three times during yesterday’s basketball game.
(Definition of deck from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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