- a hospital or dispensary, especially aboard ship.
Origin of sick bay
First recorded in 1805–15
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- 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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- The hospital and dispensary of a ship.
- A place in which the sick or injured are treated.
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