sick bay



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. 2019

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Word Origin and History for sick-bay



"forepart of a ship's main deck used as a hospital," 1580s, from sick (adj.) + bay (n.2), from the notion of a recessed space.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper