- the deck or side of a ship.
- the situation of being on a ship.
- done, conducted, or designed for use aboard ship, especially during an ocean voyage: a shipboard romance; a shipboard telephone.
- on shipboard, aboard a seagoing vessel.
Origin of shipboard
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Examples from the Web for shipboard
Off the coast of Vietnam, a shipboard catastrophe cut short your chances to soar in combat.Why My Former Hero Shouldn’t Be President
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He was far from expecting to meet him on shipboard bound to India.
His frank, familiar manner made him a favorite on shipboard.
It seems pleasant to be on land after being on shipboard so many weeks.
But you must remember a day on shipboard is very much longer than a day on shore.In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories
Now, there must be some law on shipboard that takes the place of ordinary law on land.A Woman Intervenes
- (modifier) taking place, used, or intended for use aboard a shipa shipboard encounter
- on shipboard on board a ship
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Word Origin and History for shipboard
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