A slang term (in the US, mostly) for a raised portion of a ship's deck. A doghouse is usually added to improve headroom below or to shelter a hatch.

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ASYLUM HARBOUR

A harbour used to provide shelter from a storm. 'harbor of refuge'

HARBOR OF REFUGE

A place where ships in transit can find shelter from a storm. These are often man-made jetty enclosed areas along a featureless coastline where no nearby natural deep water harbors exist.

CAB

A shelter at the corner of a bridge.

GUTTERWAY

A trough along the shelter deck's edge which disposes of runoff from the deck wash.

OSH

Open Shelter Deck

LOADING RACK

The shelter and associated equipment for the withdrawal of liquid petroleum or a chemical product from a storage tank and loading it into a railroad tank car or tank truck.

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