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orlop deck, orlop, fourth deck(noun)
the fourth or lowest deck
An orlop, the lowest deck in a ship.
Origin: orlop + deck
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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