double-deck [duhb-uh l-dek] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. Also dou·ble-decked. having two decks, tiers, or levels: a double-deck bunk; a double-deck bus.

verb (used with object)

  1. to add a second deck to (a bridge) or a second level to (a road).

Origin of double-deck An Americanism dating back to 1865–70 Examples from the Web for double-deck Historical Examples of double-deck

  • About 100 people could be carried in the double-deck cabin, some standing.

    Elevator Systems of the Eiffel Tower, 1889

    Robert M. Vogel

  • The street car system is good, cars being of the double-deck type.

    Seven Legs Across the Seas

    Samuel Murray

  • Going to the cabin they were to share, Sally and Penny undressed and tumbled into the double-deck beds.

    Guilt of the Brass Thieves

    Mildred A. Wirt

  • The flagship was a big, double-deck steamer, 200 feet over all, once used in the coastwise trade.

    Boys’ Second Book of Inventions

    Ray Stannard Baker

  • Peering in, they saw a barren room containing a table, a cook stove and double-deck bunks.

    Danger at the Drawbridge

    Mildred A. Wirt

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