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What is the meneaning of "quarterdeck in the next text: The Sea-Fox stood at the railing of the "quarterdeck" his trusty parrot, Nora, on his shoulder, a spyglass to his eye. Thanks question

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updated SEP 20, 2009
posted by frankstern

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Quarter-deck: (a) The part of the upper deck abaft the mainmast, including the poop deck when there is one. Usually reserved for ship's officers, guests, and passengers. (b) (Naval) The area to which a gangway for officers and diplomatic guests to board the vessel leads. Also any entry point for personnel.

A) At the very top of the shipwhere no one ever is. B) Where people board a ship.

From the text, I would think that it is B.

updated SEP 20, 2009
posted by Preguntón
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