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. 2020

Examples from the Web for sickbay

  • The young fellow was not a fool, and while in the sickbay had thought matters over a good deal.

    At Aboukir and Acre|George Alfred Henty
  • Suddenly Chet wished he could go back to that first interview in the sickbay, and change all the things he'd said.

    Uniform of a Man|Dave Dryfoos

British Dictionary definitions for sickbay

/ (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 sickbay

[ sĭkbā′ ]


The hospital and dispensary of a ship.
A place in which the sick or injured are treated.
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