Quarterdeck (noun)

The after part of the upper deck of a ship, traditionally reserved for officers.


From middle english quarterdecke, from old french quarter "a quarter" + deck "a deck".


  1. The quarterdeck was the most prestigious part of the ship, reserved for the captain and his officers.
  2. The quarterdeck was where the ceremonies and drills of the ship were conducted.
  3. The quarterdeck was a place of honor, where the flag of the ship was displayed.
  4. The quarterdeck was the center of activity on the ship, as it was where the navigation and steering was controlled.
  5. The quarterdeck was the focal point of the ship, where the crew would gather to hear the captain's orders.
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