Deck

Deck may refer to:

In vehicles:

  • Deck (ship), a floor of a ship
  • Bus deck, referring to the number of passenger levels on a bus or coach
  • Plane deck, referring to the flight deck or the fuselage

In construction:

  • Deck (building), an outdoor floor attached to a building made of only wood or woodlike material
  • Roof deck, a roof system
  • Observation deck, a platform situated upon a tall architectural structure or natural feature
  • Deck (bridge), the roadway surface of a bridge
  • Decking, a garden structure with a suspended wooden surface
  • The concrete or tile area surrounding a swimming pool
  • Another name for a storey
  • Deck tiles, tiles of wood with a polypropylene base that interlock together
  • Deck arch bridge, a type of bridge
  • Orthotropic deck

In business:

  • Business Deck, a presentation, usually in Powerpoint or Keynote

In games and sports:

  • deck, the flat surface of a skateboard
  • Deck (cards), a collection of cards
  • Game deck, a video game system

People:

  • Théodore Deck, 19th century French ceramicist

In music:

  • a Head unit
  • a Phonograph turntable
  • Tape deck, a sound recording and playback device

In entertainment:

  • A stage (theatre)
  • Deck Afta, a character from the anime Space Runaway Ideon

In publishing:

  • deck or dek, a phrase, sentence or several sentences near the title of an article or story

As a euphemism:

  • To strike or hit with the intention of rendering the recipient to the floor - "I'll deck you"

Famous quotes containing the word deck:

    And deck the bananas in leaves
    Plucked from the Carib trees,
    Fibrous and dangling down,
    Oozing cantankerous gum
    Out of their purple maws....
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    Positively I sit here, and look at Europe sink, first one deck disappearing, then another, and the whole ship slowly plunging bow-down into the abyss; until the nightmare gets to be howling. The Roman Empire was a trifle to it.
    Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918)

    At twenty-two, he’d been a cowboy, a rustler, one of the best in the Sprawl.... He’d operated on an almost permanent adrenaline high, a byproduct of youth and proficiency, jacked into a custom cyberspace deck that projected his disembodied consciousness into the consensual hallucination that was the Matrix.
    William Gibson b. (1948)