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Learner's definition of DECK  
: a flat surface that forms the main outside floor of a boat or ship
◊ When you are below deck or below decks, you are in the section of a boat or ship that is under the deck.
The phrase all hands on deck is used to call all people on a boat or ship to the deck to do work that must be done.
: one of the levels on a bus, ship, etc.
   b  : one of the seating levels in a sports stadium
[count]chiefly US  : a wood structure that has a floor but no walls or roof, is attached to a house or other building, and is used for sitting and relaxing
— see picture at house
[count]chiefly US  : a complete set of playing cards : a group of 52 playing cards
◊ In informal U.S. English, someone who is not playing with a full deck is not able to think or act in a normal way.
— called also pack
[count]  : tape deck

clear the decks

alsoclear the deck
: to get ready for action or for something new : to get rid of something to make room for something else

hit the deck

— see 1hit

on deck

baseball  : waiting to bat next
informal  : next in a series
— see also 1deck 1 (above)
Learner's definition of DECK  
[+ object]
: to decorate (something)
— see also decked out 2 (below)
informal  : to knock (someone) down by hitting very hard

decked out

: dressed in a very fancy way — often + in
: decorated in a fancy way — often + with
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