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a hospital or dispensary, especially aboard ship.
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Origin of sick bay
First recorded in 1805–15
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British Dictionary definitions for sick bay
/ (ˈsɪkˌbeɪ) /
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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Medical definitions for sick bay
[ sĭk′bā′ ]
The hospital and dispensary of a ship.
A place in which the sick or injured are treated.
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