shipboard

[ ship-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈʃɪpˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /
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noun

Archaic.
  1. the deck or side of a ship.
  2. the situation of being on a ship.

adjective

done, conducted, or designed for use aboard ship, especially during an ocean voyage: a shipboard romance; a shipboard telephone.

Nearby words

  1. ship's store,
  2. ship's stores,
  3. ship-broker,
  4. ship-rigged,
  5. ship-to-shore,
  6. shipborne,
  7. shipboy,
  8. shipbuilder,
  9. shipbuilding,
  10. shipentine

Idioms

    on shipboard, aboard a seagoing vessel.

Origin of shipboard

1150–1200; late Middle English shipbord (see ship1, board); replacing Middle English shipesbord (see ’s1)

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British Dictionary definitions for shipboard

shipboard

/ (ˈʃɪpˌbɔːd) /

noun

(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

shipboard

n.

also ship-board, "side of a ship," c.1200, from ship (n.) + board (n.2).

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