orlop deck, orlop, fourth deck(noun)
the fourth or lowest deck
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.
Origin: overlop, from overlop.
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".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
or′lop, n. the deck below the berth-deck in a ship where the cables, &c., are stowed. [Dut. overloop, the upper deck—overlopen, to run over.]
The numerical value of orlop in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of orlop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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