from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a flush deck: as, a flush-decked steamer. See deck, 2.


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  • Captain Samuels, heavy and tall, stood at the white line which marked off the quarterdeck from the rest of the flush-decked frigate.

    Sharpe's Prey Cornwell, Bernard, 1944- 2001

  • About a hundred and thirty feet I made her, a long lean hull like an ancestral clipper ship, sleekly flush-decked except for a small poop and wheelhouse, and a larger hatchway which must cover the hold - easily big enough to take a container.

    The Gates of Noon Rohan, Michael Scott, 1951- 1992

  • Pretty Jane was a flush-decked brig, save that amidships she carried a small but substantial deckhouse for her passengers.

    Hornblower In The West Indies Forester, C. S. 1958

  • Racked into a flush-decked recess on one side of the hull was a crane arm with a two-hundred-ton lift capacity.

    Code Three Rick Raphael 1956

  • _Savannah_ shows a ship-rigged, flush-decked vessel with a small deckhouse forward of the mainmast and nearly abreast of the side paddle wheels.

    The Pioneer Steamship Savannah: A Study for a Scale Model United States National Museum Bulletin 228, 1961, pages 61-80 Howard Irving Chapelle

  • The galliasse was sometimes flush-decked, without poop and forecastle, and sometimes built with both, but she was never so "high charged" as the galleon.

    On the Spanish Main Or, Some English forays on the Isthmus of Darien. John Masefield 1922

  • She was flush-decked, and sat high in the water, with a freeboard of nearly five feet.

    The Pit Prop Syndicate Freeman Wills Crofts 1918

  • An English navy list of 1545 shows four clumsy old-fashioned "great-ships" of upwards of 1000 tons, but second to these a dozen newer vessels of distinctly galleon lines, lower than the great-ships, flush-decked, and sail-driven.

    A History of Sea Power William Oliver Stevens 1916

  • There were six feet of head-room below, and she was crown-decked and flush-decked.

    Chapter 17 1913

  • There were six feet of head-room below, and she was crown-decked and flush-decked.

    Chapter 17 1911


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