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A deckhead is the underside of a deck in a ship. It bears the same relationship to a compartment on the deck below as does the ceiling to the room of a house.[1] Definition confirmed by email to John Conover from Andrew Baines, Head of Historic Ships at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth, England|date=2 September 2016


  1. ^ "Deckhead". Oxford Dictionaries. Retrieved 15 November 2012.