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decknoun [C]

 us   /dek/
  • deck noun [C] (FLOOR)

a ​woodenflooroutside a ​house, usually with ​railings (= a ​lowfence) and without a ​roof: In ​summer, we always ​eat out on the deck – except when it rains.
A ship’s deck is a ​floorlaid 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 ​playingcardgames

deckverb [T]

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

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







"deck" in British English

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decknoun [C]

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

B2 a ​flatarea for ​walking on, ​builtacross 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 ​woodenfloorbuiltoutside, 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/
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