between decks

adverb
in the space between decks, on a ship
Syn: ↑'tween decks

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I. \\ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷,  ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷\ adverb
Etymology: between (I)
: in the space on a ship between decks : belowdecks : below the main deck
II. \\ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun plural but singular in construction
1. : the space belowdecks : the space below the main deck
2. : a deck below the main deck; specifically : a raised deck in the hold of a cargo ship
III. adverb
: in the space between the decks of a ship

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Between decks — Between Be*tween , prep. [OE. bytwene, bitweonen, AS. betwe[ o]nan, betwe[ o]num; prefix be by + a form fr. AS. tw[=a] two, akin to Goth. tweihnai two apiece. See {Twain}, and cf. {Atween}, {Betwixt}.] 1. In the space which separates; betwixt; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • between-decks — betweenˈ decks noun The space between any two decks of a ship (also adverb) • • • Main Entry: ↑between …   Useful english dictionary

  • Between decks — Deck Deck, n. [D. dek. See {Deck}, v.] 1. The floorlike covering of the horizontal sections, or compartments, of a ship. Small vessels have only one deck; larger ships have two or three decks. [1913 Webster] Note: The following are the more… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • between decks — noun a) The space between any two decks of a ship b) Steerage on a passenger ship in which people who cannot afford a cabin travel …   Wiktionary

  • Between — Be*tween , prep. [OE. bytwene, bitweonen, AS. betwe[ o]nan, betwe[ o]num; prefix be by + a form fr. AS. tw[=a] two, akin to Goth. tweihnai two apiece. See {Twain}, and cf. {Atween}, {Betwixt}.] 1. In the space which separates; betwixt; as, New… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Between ourselves — Between Be*tween , prep. [OE. bytwene, bitweonen, AS. betwe[ o]nan, betwe[ o]num; prefix be by + a form fr. AS. tw[=a] two, akin to Goth. tweihnai two apiece. See {Twain}, and cf. {Atween}, {Betwixt}.] 1. In the space which separates; betwixt; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Between themselves — Between Be*tween , prep. [OE. bytwene, bitweonen, AS. betwe[ o]nan, betwe[ o]num; prefix be by + a form fr. AS. tw[=a] two, akin to Goth. tweihnai two apiece. See {Twain}, and cf. {Atween}, {Betwixt}.] 1. In the space which separates; betwixt; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Between you and me — Between Be*tween , prep. [OE. bytwene, bitweonen, AS. betwe[ o]nan, betwe[ o]num; prefix be by + a form fr. AS. tw[=a] two, akin to Goth. tweihnai two apiece. See {Twain}, and cf. {Atween}, {Betwixt}.] 1. In the space which separates; betwixt; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To clear the decks — Deck Deck, n. [D. dek. See {Deck}, v.] 1. The floorlike covering of the horizontal sections, or compartments, of a ship. Small vessels have only one deck; larger ships have two or three decks. [1913 Webster] Note: The following are the more… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 'tween decks — adverb in the space between decks, on a ship • Syn: ↑between decks …   Useful english dictionary

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