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 for Upper deck
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Upper \Up"per\, a.; comp. of Up.
     Being further up, literally or figuratively; higher in place,
     position, rank, dignity, or the like; superior; as, the upper
     lip; the upper side of a thing; the upper house of a
     legislature.
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     The upper hand, the superiority; the advantage. See To
        have the upper hand, under Hand. --Jowett (Thucyd.).
  
     Upper Bench (Eng. Hist.), the name of the highest court of
        common law (formerly King's Bench) during the
        Commonwealth.
  
     Upper case, the top one of a pair of compositor's cases.
        See the Note under 1st Case, n., 3.
  
     Upper covert (Zool.), one of the coverts situated above the
        bases of the tail quills.
  
     Upper deck (Naut.), the topmost deck of any vessel; the
        spar deck.
  
     Upper leather, the leather for the vamps and quarters of
        shoes.
  
     Upper strake (Naut.), the strake next to the deck, usually
        of hard wood, and heavier than the other strakes.
  
     Upper ten thousand, or (abbreviated) Upper ten, the ten
        thousand, more or less, who are highest in position or
        wealth; the upper class; the aristocracy. [Colloq.]
  
     Upper topsail (Naut.), the upper half of a double topsail.
        
  
     Upper works (Naut.), all those parts of the hull of a
        vessel that are properly above water.
  
     Upper world.
     (a) The atmosphere.
     (b) Heaven.
     (c) This world; the earth; -- in distinction from the
         underworld.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Deck \Deck\, n. [D. dek. See Deck, v.]
     1. The floorlike covering of the horizontal sections, or
        compartments, of a ship. Small vessels have only one deck;
        larger ships have two or three decks.
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     Note: The following are the more common names of the decks of
           vessels having more than one.
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     Berth deck (Navy), a deck next below the gun deck, where
        the hammocks of the crew are swung.
  
     Boiler deck (River Steamers), the deck on which the boilers
        are placed.
  
     Flush deck, any continuous, unbroken deck from stem to
        stern.
  
     Gun deck (Navy), a deck below the spar deck, on which the
        ship's guns are carried. If there are two gun decks, the
        upper one is called the main deck, the lower, the lower
        gun deck; if there are three, one is called the middle gun
        deck.
  
     Half-deck, that portion of the deck next below the spar
        deck which is between the mainmast and the cabin.
  
     Hurricane deck (River Steamers, etc.), the upper deck,
        usually a light deck, erected above the frame of the hull.
        
  
     Orlop deck, the deck or part of a deck where the cables are
        stowed, usually below the water line.
  
     Poop deck, the deck forming the roof of a poop or poop
        cabin, built on the upper deck and extending from the
        mizzenmast aft.
  
     Quarter-deck, the part of the upper deck abaft the
        mainmast, including the poop deck when there is one.
  
     Spar deck.
        (a) Same as the upper deck.
        (b) Sometimes a light deck fitted over the upper deck.
  
     Upper deck, the highest deck of the hull, extending from
        stem to stern.
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     2. (arch.) The upper part or top of a mansard roof or curb
        roof when made nearly flat.
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     3. (Railroad) The roof of a passenger car.
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     4. A pack or set of playing cards.
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              The king was slyly fingered from the deck. --Shak.
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     5. A heap or store. [Obs.]
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              Who . . . hath such trinkets
              Ready in the deck.                    --Massinger.
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     6. (A["e]ronautics) A main a["e]roplane surface, esp. of a
        biplane or multiplane.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     7. the portion of a bridge which serves as the roadway.
        [PJC]
  
     8. a flat platform adjacent to a house, usually without a
        roof; -- it is typically used for relaxing out of doors,
        outdoor cooking, or entertaining guests.
        [PJC]
  
     Between decks. See under Between.
  
     Deck bridge (Railroad Engineering), a bridge which carries
        the track upon the upper chords; -- distinguished from a
        through bridge, which carries the track upon the lower
        chords, between the girders.
  
     Deck curb (Arch.), a curb supporting a deck in roof
        construction.
  
     Deck floor (Arch.), a floor which serves also as a roof, as
        of a belfry or balcony.
  
     Deck hand, a sailor hired to help on the vessel's deck, but
        not expected to go aloft.
  
     Deck molding (Arch.), the molded finish of the edge of a
        deck, making the junction with the lower slope of the
        roof.
  
     Deck roof (Arch.), a nearly flat roof which is not
        surmounted by parapet walls.
  
     Deck transom (Shipbuilding), the transom into which the
        deck is framed.
  
     To clear the decks (Naut.), to remove every unnecessary
        incumbrance in preparation for battle; to prepare for
        action.
  
     To sweep the deck (Card Playing), to clear off all the
        stakes on the table by winning them.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  upper deck
      n 1: a higher deck

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