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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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.

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

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