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 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) /

  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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