Definitions for orlopˈɔr lɒp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

or•lopˈɔr lɒp(n.)

  1. (in a ship) the lowermost of four or more decks above the space at the bottom of a hull. Also called or′lop deck`.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

Origin of orlop:

1375–1425; late ME overloppe < MD over-loop covering

Princeton's WordNet

  1. orlop deck, orlop, fourth deck(noun)

    the fourth or lowest deck


  1. orlop(Noun)

    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.

  2. Origin: overlop, from overlop.


  1. Orlop

    The orlop is the lowest deck in a ship. It is the deck or part of a deck where the cables are stowed, usually below the water line. It has been suggested the name originates from "overlooping" of the cables. It has also been suggested that the name is a corruption of "overlap", referring to an overlapping, balcony-like half deck occupying a portion of the ship's lowest deck space. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word descends from Dutch overloop from the verb overlopen, "to run; extend".


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