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


  1. the deck or side of a ship.
  2. 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.

Idioms for shipboard

    on shipboard, aboard a seagoing vessel.

Origin of shipboard

1150–1200; late Middle English shipbord (see ship1, board); replacing Middle English shipesbord (see ’s1) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for shipboard

/ (ˈʃɪpˌbɔːd) /


(modifier) taking place, used, or intended for use aboard a shipa shipboard encounter
on shipboard on board a ship
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