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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.
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Idioms about shipboard

    on shipboard, aboard a seagoing vessel.

Origin of shipboard

First recorded in 1150–1200; late Middle English shipbord; replacing Middle English shipesbord; see ship1, board,
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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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