1》 a floor of a ship, especially the upper, open level.
↘a floor or platform, as in a bus or car park.
↘( the ~ ) informal the ground or floor: there was a big thud when I hit the ~.
2》 a component or unit in sound-reproduction equipment that incorporates a playing or recording mechanism for discs or tapes.
3》 chiefly N. Amer. a pack of cards.
↘ N. Amer. informal a packet of narcotics.
1》 (usu. be ~ed out ) decorate or dress attractively.
2》 informal knock to the ground with a punch.
ME (orig. denoting a canvas covering, especially on a ship, later a solid surface serving as roof and floor): from MDu. dec 'covering, roof', dekken 'to cover'.