Orlop definition

ôrlŏp
The lowest deck of a ship, especially a warship, having at least four decks.
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(nautical) The platform over the hold of a ship that makes up the fourth or lowest deck, hence in full called orlop deck, especially of a warship.
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(now rare) The lowest deck of a ship with four or more decks.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
orlop
Plural:
orlops

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").

    From Wiktionary