sick bay
noun Date: 1813 a compartment in a ship used as a dispensary and hospital; broadly a place for the care of the sick or injured

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  • sick bay — sick bays also sick bay N COUNT: also prep N A sick bay is an area, especially on a ship or navy base, or in Britain in a school or university, where medical treatment is given and where beds are provided for people who are ill. ...a free 16 bed… …   English dictionary

  • Sick bay — Sick Sick, a. [Compar. {Sicker}; superl. {Sickest}.] [OE. sek, sik, ill, AS. se[ o]c; akin to OS. siok, seoc, OFries. siak, D. ziek, G. siech, OHG. sioh, Icel. sj?kr, Sw. sjuk, Dan. syg, Goth. siuks ill, siukan to be ill.] 1. Affected with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sick bay — Bay Bay, n. [F. baie, fr. LL. baia. Of uncertain origin: cf. Ir. & Gael. badh or bagh bay, harbor, creek; Bisc. baia, baiya, harbor, and F. bayer to gape, open the mouth.] 1. (Geog.) An inlet of the sea, usually smaller than a gulf, but of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sick bay — is a nautical term for the compartment in a ship used for medical purposes. The term is also applied ashore by the United States Navy and Marine Corps to treatment clinics on naval stations and Marine bases.On Royal Navy ships, the sick bay is… …   Wikipedia

  • sick bay — n a compartment in a ship used as a dispensary and hospital broadly a place for the care of the sick or injured * * * (sik ba) hospital and dispensary quarters on a naval vessel or station …   Medical dictionary

  • sick bay — sick′ bay n. naut. navig. a hospital or dispensary, esp. aboard ship • Etymology: 1805–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • sick bay — n. a hospital and dispensary, esp. on board ship …   English World dictionary

  • sick bay — noun or sick berth 1. : a compartment in a ship (as a warship or transport) used as a dispensary and hospital 2. : a place (as a ward in a hospital or the infirmary of a school) restricted to the care of the sick or injured opened sick bays and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sick-bay — see sick bay …   English dictionary

  • sick bay — /ˈsɪk beɪ/ (say sik bay) noun a hospital, infirmary, or room set aside for the treatment of people taken ill, as on a ship or in a school, office building, etc …   Australian English dictionary

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