sick bay

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noun

a hospital or dispensary, especially aboard ship.

Origin of sick bay

First recorded in 1805–15
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Examples from the Web for sickbay

Historical Examples of 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

sickbay

noun

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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Medicine definitions for sickbay

sickbay

[sĭkbā′]

n.

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