The poop deck

What is "The poop deck" ?

Today it means: The poop deck is the rear deck on old sailing ships.

A poop deck is the rear, or aft part of the superstructure of a ship, most commonly associated with older sailing ships. The name originates from the French word for stern, la poupe, from Latin puppis.

See also: Pooped   

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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