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sick bay

noun
1.
a hospital or dispensary, especially aboard ship.
Origin of sick bay
1805-1815
First recorded in 1805-15
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  • The doctor ordered him to be put into a hammock in the sick-bay.

    True Blue W.H.G. Kingston
  • I went accordingly to his cot in the sick-bay, and told him who I was.

  • The boy—for he was but little more—lay in a cot in the sick-bay.

  • An hour later Hyrst lay on the padded table in the middle of the sick-bay.

    The Legion of Lazarus Edmond Hamilton
  • He knew that he was in the ship's sick-bay, and that Lawler and other men were there, too.

    Big Pill Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • Until the time when he walked from the sick-bay, unsteadily, but on the mend.

    Big Pill Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • Ive had my own medico and two sick-bay men working over the cases.

  • When I came to my senses again, I found myself in the sick-bay, on board my own ship.

  • I have had him removed from the brig to the sick-bay, and have put a hospital attendant on watch over him to-night.

  • Without a word she left the sick-bay, and then, for the first time, realised how exhausted she really was.

    Captain Calamity

    Rolf Bennett
Word Origin and History for sick-bay
n.

"forepart of a ship's main deck used as a hospital," 1580s, from sick (adj.) + bay (n.2), from the notion of a recessed space.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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