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    Default meaning: deck ahoy!

    What is the meaning of the exclamation: Deck ahoy!

    -calling the people on deck
    -indicating that there is a ship ("deck") in sight
    -or something else?

    Thanx a lot!

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    Default Re: meaning: deck ahoy!

    Without context, it probably means that a person on shore is trying to catch the attention of a person on a boat. It is usually regarded as very impolite to go aboard a boat without being invited.

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    Default Re: meaning: deck ahoy!

    Context -pirate, high in a crow's nest observes the sea and yells to the other pirates -deck ahoy, the enemy is 3 points to starboard.

    I persume he calls for their attention, and that deck actully means "people on deck" but I'm not sure.

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    Default Re: meaning: deck ahoy!

    Thanks for the context and I would agree with your interpretation - he is trying to get the attention of the people on the deck of the ship.

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    Default Re: meaning: deck ahoy!

    Thank you very much!

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