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orlop

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Middle English overlop (deck of a single decker), from Middle Low German overlop (which leaps overhead).

NounEdit

orlop (plural orlops)

  1. (nautical) The platform over the hold of a ship that makes up the fourth or lowest deck, hence in full called orlop deck, especially of a warship.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967
  • Page 12 of The Fortune of War, by Patrick O'Brian
  • OED 2nd edition 1989
  • CorPun - Glossary of Royal Navy terms