sick bay

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  1. a hospital or dispensary, especially aboard ship.

Origin of sick bay

First recorded in 1805–15 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sick bay in a sentence

  • The sick were cared for by the doctor and his attentive sick-bay man, assisted by all the officers.

  • Back the way he had come, back toward the sick bay, he pitched.

    The Wolf Cub | Patrick Casey
  • Since Mura was in the isolation of ship sick bay the stripping of his cabin was a relatively simple job.

    Plague Ship | Andre Norton
  • All my men at quarters but West, who was on shore when we sailed, the men say on leave,—and Collins in the sick bay.

  • She had a dreamy remembrance of the first day or two of her sojourn in what the girls called “the sick bay.”

British Dictionary definitions for sickbay


/ (ˈsɪkˌbeɪ) /

  1. 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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