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sick bay

a hospital or dispensary, especially aboard ship.
Origin of sick bay
First recorded in 1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The young fellow was not a fool, and while in the sickbay had thought matters over a good deal.

    At Aboukir and Acre George Alfred Henty
  • Suddenly Chet wished he could go back to that first interview in the sickbay, and change all the things he'd said.

    Uniform of a Man Dave Dryfoos
British Dictionary definitions for sickbay


a room or area for the treatment of the sick or injured, as on board a ship or at a boarding school
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sickbay in Medicine

sickbay sick·bay (sĭk'bā')

  1. The hospital and dispensary of a ship.

  2. A place in which the sick or injured are treated.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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