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A deck is a raised platform on which people can relax when sitting outside of a house or sailing on a boat.


Homeowners buy furniture for their decks. This deck has an umbrella and chairs.

A ship has a deck that allows passengers to stand and look out over the ocean.

Passengers who get up early can exercise on the ship’s deck.

Playing cards come in the form of a deck. There are 52 cards in a deck.

Here are some expressions that include the word "deck."

  • Who’s on deck? (Who’s next?)
  • All hands on deck. (Everyone in the organization needs to be available for some type of action.)
  • He’s not dealing with a full deck. (He is mentally unstable.)
  • The deck is stacked in his favor. (He has advantages in his situation.)
  • Hit the deck! (Get down on the floor! There’s a dangerous situation nearby.)

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July 7, 2019



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