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roll-on/roll-off

denoting a cargo ship or ferry designed so that vehicles can be driven straight on and straight off
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The car deck of the Italian-flagged ferry was believed to have been holding 195 vehicles when the fire broke out.
Tragedy struck not long after she left Loch Ryan during a severe storm when a huge wave damaged the stern door, allowing water to get into the car deck.
She was an instant hit with her revolving dance floor - formerly used to turn vehicles on the car deck - and affectionately became known locally as "The Boat", helping pave the way for Newcastle to earn its name as a party city.
Having to hastily inflate my Corsa's flat tyre on the car deck wasn't perhaps the entry to France we'd envisaged, but luckily we didn't have far to travel - just a 20 minute drive to Carantec and the lovely campsite Les Mouettes.
Among other things, the electricity will be used to power the lighting on the Jutlandica's car deck," says Robert Eakerlund.
We rolled them all as one job lot onto the car deck, but even these are dwarfed by many of our loads.
The turnaround time for loading and unloading at Zeebrugge was longer than at most other ports because there was only room for access to a single ramp on to the car deck.
However, a video camera monitoring the inner ramp showed the water as it flooded the car deck.
Shirin Hassan, head of the maritime section of the Egyptian Ministry of Transport, told state television that the fire seemed to have broken out on a vehicle on the lower car deck.
The Stranraer to Larne bound boat sank just half an hour into its journey when the stern gates to the car deck were forced open in heavy seas.
Though the Scotia Prince can carry cars, Hudson said the car deck would be reserved for humanitarian aid--such as food, clothing and medicines--on the Cuba-bound trips.
Pioneer makes an N-Dedicated tuner, CD player and car deck combination XM radio, but both Sony and Pioneer make the FM-modulated variety.