The lowest deck of a ship with four or more decks.
Webster's New World
- fourth deck
Other Word Forms of Orlop
Origin of Orlop
Middle English overlop floor covering a ship's hold from Middle Low German overlōp over over uper in Indo-European roots lōp a running
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Middle English overlop (“deck of a single decker"), from Middle Low German overlop (“which leaps overhead").
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