on deck

Definition of "on deck"
  1. A note on a shipping document indicating that cargo is stored openly on a ship's deck
How to use "on deck" in a sentence
  1. The workers had to ensure the fragile equipment was not marked as 'on deck' during transit.
  2. When the port inspector checked the bill of lading, he saw that some of the containers were 'on deck.'
  3. The new shipment of construction materials was placed 'on deck,' as specified in the bill of lading.

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