The lowest deck of a vessel, esp. of a ship of war, consisting of a platform laid over the beams in the hold, on which the cables are coiled.
the deck at the waterline of the ship.
The lower but temporary deck in a ship of war, whereon the cables are usually coiled, the sails deposited, and the several officers' storerooms contained.
the fourth or lowest deck
Nautical term describing the lowest deck of a ship with three or more decks.
The lower deck of a vessel on which the cables are stowed.