Terminology from the Age of Sail

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Gun: A generic term for a carriage-mounted cannon in sailing warships. By the 18th century guns were rated according to the weight of shot fired, anywhere from a 1 pounder to 42 pounders.
Gun deck: Any full-length deck carrying a ship's guns. There could be up to three gun decks for large deep-draught sailing warships, the upper or main gun deck, the middle gun deck and the lower gun deck. A few large warships have been built with four gun decks but they were not very successful.
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