from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An area of a tall building, often open to the sky, from which the public may look at the surrounding panorama
- n. A building (such as a hide) from which people may observe wildlife
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A room or platform at a high point in a tall building with a broad view of the surrounding area. It is often an outdoor platform, but is sometimes indoors in a room with large windows to accommodate viewing.
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But even these sense memories faded when he opened his eyes and looked out through the curving viewports of the Boreth’s observation deck to see the Defiant being pulled through the stars at warp speed, ensnared in the purple web of a tractor beam and trailing half a kilometer behind the angular engineering hull of the advanced technology Klingon battle cruiser.
D6 had given them permission to leave, though they would have to reach the observation deck before they could call for an emergency beam-out.