Now Rare the lowest deck of a ship with four or more decks
Origin of orlopMiddle English ouerlop from Dutch overloop from over, over + loopen, to run (see leap): so called because it covers the hold
The lowest deck of a ship, especially a warship, having at least four decks.
Origin of orlopMiddle English overlop floor covering a ship's hold from Middle Low German overlōp over over ; see uper in Indo-European roots. lōp a running
Middle English overlop (“deck of a single decker"), from Middle Low German overlop (“which leaps overhead").