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The phonograph, record player, or gramophone (from the Greek: γράμμα, gramma, "letter" and φωνή, phōnē, "voice"), is a device introduced in 1877 that has had continued common use for reproducing (playing) sound recordings; although when first developed, the phonograph was used to both record and reproduce sounds. The recordings played on such a device generally consist of wavy lines that are either scratched, engraved, or grooved onto a rotating cylinder or disc.
PhonographAudio playersGreek loanwords1877 introductionsAlexander Graham BellAmerican inventionsThomas Edison

Playing card
A playing card is a piece of specially prepared heavy paper, thin cardboard, plastic-coated paper, cotton-paper blend, or thin plastic, marked with distinguishing motifs and used as one of a set for playing card games. Playing cards are typically palm-sized for convenient handling. A complete set of cards is called a pack or deck, and the subset of cards held at one time by a player during a game is commonly called a hand.
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A hangar is a closed structure to hold aircraft or spacecraft in protective storage. Most hangars are built of metal, but other materials such as wood and concrete are also used. The word hangar comes from Middle French hanghart ("enclosure near a house"), of Germanic origin, from Frankish *haimgard ("home-enclosure", "fence around a group of houses"), from *haim ("home, village, hamlet") + gard ("yard").
HangarAircraft hangars

The tarot is a pack of playing cards (most commonly numbering 78), used from the mid-15th century in various parts of Europe to play a group of card games such as Italian tarocchini and French tarot. From the late 18th century until the present time the tarot has also found use by mystics and occultists in efforts at divination or as a map of mental and spiritual pathways.
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Multi-storey car park
A multi-storey car-park (also called a parking garage, parking structure, parking ramp, parkade, parking building or parking deck) is a building designed for car parking and where there are a number of floors or levels on which parking takes place. It is essentially a stacked car park.
Multi-storey car parkGaragesParkingStructural system

Tape recorder
An audio tape recorder, tape deck, reel-to-reel tape deck, cassette deck or tape machine is an audio storage device that records and plays back sounds, including articulated voices, usually using magnetic tape, either wound on a reel or in a cassette, for storage. In its present day form, it records a fluctuating signal by moving the tape across a tape head that polarizes the magnetic domains in the tape in proportion to the audio signal.
Tape recorderSound recording technologySound production technologyAudio storage

Flight deck
The flight deck of an aircraft carrier is the surface from which its aircraft take off and land, essentially a miniature airfield at sea. On smaller naval ships which do not have aviation as a primary mission, the landing area for helicopters and other VTOL aircraft is also referred to as the flight deck. The official U.S. Navy term for these vessels is "aviation capable ships".
Flight deckNaval aviation technologyAircraft carriers

Unkle (also written as U.N.K.L.E. ) are a British musical outfit founded in 1994 by school friends James Lavelle and Tim Goldsworthy. Originally categorized as trip-hop, the group once included producer DJ Shadow and have employed a variety of guest artists and producers.
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Roll-on/roll-off (RORO or ro-ro) ships are vessels designed to carry wheeled cargo such as automobiles, trucks, semi-trailer trucks, trailers or railroad cars that are driven on and off the ship on their own wheels. This is in contrast to lo-lo (lift-on/lift-off) vessels which use a crane to load and unload cargo. RORO vessels have built-in ramps which allow the cargo to be efficiently "rolled on" and "rolled off" the vessel when in port.
Roll-on/roll-offCommercial item transport and distributionShip types

A lido, in the United Kingdom and some other countries, refers to a public outdoor swimming pool and surrounding facilities, or part of a beach where people can swim, lie in the sun or participate in water sports. On a cruise ship, outdoor pools and the surrounding facilities are referred to as the lido deck. The term lido is an Italian word for beach and forms part of the place name of several Italian seaside towns known for their beach, e.g.

Observation deck
Observation deck The 1793 Puente Nuevo bridge allows viewing from 120 m above the floor of El Tajo canyon. The 1793 Puente Nuevo bridge allows viewing from 120 m above the floor of El Tajo canyon. Main article: Deck (building) An observation deck, observation platform or viewing platform is an elevated sightseeing platform usually situated upon a tall architectural structure such as a skyscraper or observation tower.
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Tape drive
A tape drive is a data storage device that reads and writes data on a magnetic tape. Magnetic tape data storage is typically used for offline, archival data storage. Tape media generally has a favorable unit cost and long archival stability. A tape drive provides sequential access storage, unlike a disk drive, which provides random access storage.
Tape driveHistory of computing hardwareMagnetic devicesTape-based computer storage

Poop deck
In naval architecture, a poop deck is a deck that forms the roof of a cabin built in the rear, or "aft", part of the superstructure of a ship. The name originates from the French word for stern, la poupe, from Latin puppis. Thus the poop deck is technically a stern deck, which in sailing ships was usually elevated as the roof of the stern or "after" cabin, also known as the "poop cabin".
Poop deckShip constructionSailing ship componentsNautical terms

Cassette deck
A cassette deck is a type of tape recorder for playing or recording audio compact cassettes. A deck was formerly distinguished from a recorder as being part of a stereo component system, while a recorder had a self-contained power amplifier (and often speakers). Although the two terms are now often used interchangeably, a recorder is typically thought of as a small low-fidelity portable device, while a deck is a sophisticated high fidelity component.
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Well deck
In traditional use well decks were decks lower than decks fore and aft, usually at the main deck level, so that breaks appear in the main deck profile as opposed to a flush deck profile. The term goes back to the days of sail. Late 20th Century commercial and military amphibious ships have applied the term to an entirely different type of hanger like structure, evolving from exaggerated deep "well decks" of World War II amphibious vessels, that can be flooded for lighters or landing craft.
Well deckShip constructionShip compartments

Deck (building)
In architecture, a deck is a flat surface capable of supporting weight, similar to a floor, but typically constructed outdoors, often elevated from the ground, and usually connected to a building. The term is a generalization of decks as found on ships.
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Deck (bridge)
A bridge deck or road bed is the roadway, or the pedestrian walkway, surface of a bridge. It is not to be confused with any deck of a ship. The deck may be of concrete,wood which in turn may be covered with asphalt concrete or other pavement. The concrete deck may be an integral part of the bridge structure or it may be supported with I-beams or steel girders (floor beams). The deck may also be of wood, or open steel grating. 40x40px Look up bridge deck in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
Deck (bridge)BridgesCivil engineering

Gun deck
The term gun deck originally referred to a deck aboard a ship that was primarily used for the mounting of cannon to be fired in broadsides. However, on many smaller vessels such as frigates and unrated vessels the upper deck, forecastle and quarterdeck bore all of the cannons but were not referred to as the gun deck. The completely covered level under the upper deck was, however, still called the gun deck although it had no guns at all.
Gun deckShip compartments

DJ mixer
A DJ mixer is a type of audio mixing console used by disc jockeys. The key features that differentiate a DJ mixer from other types of audio mixers are the ability to redirect (cue) a non-playing source to headphones and the presence of a crossfader, which allows for an easier transition between two sources. DJ mixers are also used to create DJ mixes.
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Flush deck
In naval architecture, a flush deck refers to when the upper deck of a vessel extends unbroken from stem to stern. There is no raised forecastle or lowered quarterdeck. Ships of this type may be referred to as "flush deckers", although this is often taken as referring to a series of United States Navy destroyers originating from World War I and typified by the Wickes class. For aircraft carriers it means that no "island" superstructure was fitted.
Flush deckShip constructionNaval architectureShip types

Promenade deck
The promenade deck is a deck found on several types of passenger ships and riverboats. It usually extends from bow to stern, on both sides, and includes areas open to the outside, resulting in a continuous outside walkway suitable for promenading, (i.e. , walking) thus the name. On older passenger ships, the promenade deck was simply the top outside deck below the superstructure, and was enclosed by a railing. Lifeboats are typically kept on davits accessible from the promenade.
Promenade deckShip construction

Technics (brand)
Technics was a brand name of the Panasonic Corporation, a company that produces a variety of electronic products. The brand has been quietly phased out.
Technics (brand)Headphones manufacturersAudio equipment manufacturersPanasonic Corporation brandsPhonograph manufacturers

Starter pack
A starter pack (or starter deck, often trial deck in Japan) is a sealed package of cards or figurines, designed to serve as the beginning of a collection, in collectible card games and collectible miniature wargames. Starter packs usually contain a fairly large number of items. In some cases these items are randomly selected, while in others they are pre-determined, or often some combination of the two.
Starter packCollectible card games

Deck (cards)

Deck (cards)

Visconti-Sforza tarot deck
The Visconti-Sforza tarot deck is a 15th century Tarot deck and one of the oldest known to exist. It had a significant impact on the visual composition, card numbering and interpretation of modern decks.
Visconti-Sforza tarot deckHistory of MilanHouse of ViscontiHouse of SforzaItalian nobilityTarot decks

Fingerboard (skateboard)
A fingerboard is a working replica of a skateboard that a person "rides" by replicating skateboarding maneuvers with their hand. It can also be referred to as a finger skate board or even a Tech Deck. The device itself is a scaled-down skateboard complete with moving wheels, graphics and trucks. A fingerboard is 96 millimeters long or longer, and can have a variety of widths like 29/30mm (regular), and 32mm (wide). There are the 57mm minis and the 96mm regular and the cruiser boards.
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Parking deck

Parking deck

Stripped deck
A stripped deck is a set of playing cards from which some cards have been removed. The removed cards are usually in the range from 2 to 9. The standard Anglo-French suited deck of 52 cards itself can be regarded as a stripped tarot deck from which the 21 numbered trumps, the fool and the 4 mounted knights have been removed. Many card games use stripped decks, and stripped decks for popular games are commercially available.
Stripped deckCard game terminologyPoker gameplay and terminology

Lower Decks
"Lower Decks" is the 167 episode of the science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. The 15th episode of the seventh season.
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Trick deck
A trick deck usually refers to a deck of playing cards which has been altered in some way to allow magicians to perform certain card tricks where sleight of hand would be too difficult or too impractical. These decks can be bought from most magic dealers. One disadvantage of these decks is that they are highly noticeable.
Trick deckCard tricks

Four-color deck
A four-color deck is identical to the standard French deck except for the color of the suits. In a typical four-color deck, hearts are red and spades are black as usual, but clubs are green and diamonds are blue. However, other color combinations have been used over the centuries. In 1819, J.Y. Humphreys created the "Seminole Wars Deck" which had four colored suits of blue spades, green clubs, red hearts and yellow diamonds.
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Rubber deck

Rubber deck

Standard 52-card deck
The primary deck of fifty-two playing cards in use today, usually known as the French deck, includes thirteen ranks of each of the four French suits, clubs (♣), diamonds (♦), hearts (♥) and spades (♠), with reversible Rouennais "court" or face cards. Some modern designs, however, have done away with reversible face cards.
Standard 52-card deckPlaying cards

Roof deck
The roof deck is the roofing material layer between the primary structural components and either insulative layers or weatherproofing layers in a typical roof system.
Roof deckRoof gardenArchitectural elementsConstruction terminologyGarden features

Void deck
A void deck is typically found under apartment blocks in Singapore. The void deck occupies the ground level, while apartments are usually on the second floor onwards. Void decks are a space for community mingling and functions are often attended by neighbours across the ethnic spectrum. Sometimes, events like Malay weddings, Chinese weddings or funeral wakes are held in such places.
Void deckRoomsSingaporean culturePublic housing in Singapore


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List of Magic: The Gathering theme decks
Magic: The Gathering theme decks are pre-built decks containing a fixed set of cards. These cards are supposed to complement each other well within a given theme. Theme decks are also a means for newcomers to start the game with a deck instead of a random assortment of cards. Players often buy preconstructed decks and swap out some of the weaker cards for more powerful ones, gradually improving their deck.
List of Magic: The Gathering theme decksMagic: The Gathering sets

Ship deck

Ship deck

Duel Decks: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition
Duel Decks: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition is a set of two preconstructed 60-card Magic: The Gathering decks, released March 19, 2010. Phyrexia vs. The Coalition is the fifth installment of the Duel Decks series. It is the first box of the series to include a multicolored deck. The tagline of the product is "Relive the most epic battle in Magic: The Gathering history. ", referring to the Phyrexian invasion on Dominaria.
Duel Decks: Phyrexia vs. The CoalitionMagic: The Gathering duel decks

Duel Decks: Knights vs. Dragons
Duel Decks: Knights vs. Dragons is a set of two preconstructed 60-card Magic: The Gathering decks, released on April 1, 2011. Knights vs. Dragons is the seventh installment of the Duel Decks series. The tagline of the product is "Valor and Steel Clash with Rage and Fire!". Each deck focuses on one of two factions that commonly fight each other in folklore: knights and dragons. The set contains two mythic rare cards and ten rare cards.
Duel Decks: Knights vs. DragonsMagic: The Gathering duel decks

Duel Decks: Elves vs. Goblins
Duel Decks: Elves vs. Goblins is a promotional set of Magic: the Gathering decks released November 16, 2007. Elves vs. Goblins was the first Duel Decks box, but more have since been produced. The two decks both contain sixty Magic cards including 4 rare cards. There are also 3 token cards included (goblin, elf warrior, and elemental). The focus of the decks was for the two most popular tribes in Magic, elves and goblins, to battle for supremacy.
Duel Decks: Elves vs. GoblinsMagic: The Gathering duel decks

Decks, EFX & 909
Decks, EFX & 909 is an influential Detroit techno compilation album mixed by Richie Hawtin. The album is also known to as "DE9", the header for used for all his subsequent releases, such as DE9: Transitions. "909" refers to the Roland TR-909.
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Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Tezzeret
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Tezzeret is a set of two preconstructed 60-card Magic: The Gathering decks, released on September 3, 2010. Elspeth vs. Tezzeret is the sixth installment of the Duel Decks series. The tagline of the product is "Battle-hardened determination meets ruthless ambition". Each deck focuses on one of two Planeswalkers first introduced in the Shards of Alara expansion set: Elspeth, Knight-Errant and Tezzeret the Seeker. The set contains two mythic rare cards and ten rare cards.
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. TezzeretMagic: The Gathering duel decks

Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana
Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana is a set of two preconstructed 60-card Magic: The Gathering decks, released October 30, 2009. Garruk vs. Liliana is the fourth installment of the Duel Decks series. Each deck focuses on one of two Planeswalkers first introduced in the Lorwyn expansion set: Garruk Wildspeaker and Liliana Vess. The set contains two mythic rare cards and six rare cards.
Duel Decks: Garruk vs. LilianaMagic: The Gathering duel decks

Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic
Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic is a set of two preconstructed Magic: The Gathering decks. Divine vs. Demonic is the third installment of the Duel Decks series. One of the decks is composed of Angels and thematically fitting cards while the other focuses on Demons. The set contains two mythic rare cards and eight rare cards. Of the eight rares Serra Angel and Fallen Angel have been printed as uncommons at various points, though.
Duel Decks: Divine vs. DemonicMagic: The Gathering duel decks