I. noun Date: 13th century 1. the side of a ship 2. ship <
met on shipboard
II. adjective Date: 1857 existing or taking place on board a ship

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Shipboard — Ship board , n. [Ship + board. See {Board}, n., 8] A ship s side; hence, by extension, a ship; found chiefly in adverbial phrases; as, on shipboard; a shipboard. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • shipboard — ► NOUN (before another noun ) ▪ used or occurring on board a ship …   English terms dictionary

  • shipboard — /ship bawrd , bohrd /, n. 1. Archaic. a. the deck or side of a ship. b. the situation of being on a ship. 2. on shipboard, aboard a seagoing vessel. adj. 3. done, conducted, or designed for use aboard ship, esp. during an ocean voyage: a… …   Universalium

  • shipboard — [[t]ʃɪ̱pbɔː(r)d[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Shipboard means taking place on a ship. ...a shipboard romance …   English dictionary

  • shipboard — /ˈʃɪpbɔd/ (say shipbawd) noun 1. a ship, or its deck or interior. –adjective 2. occurring while on a ship: a shipboard romance. –phrase 3. on shipboard, on or in a ship …   Australian English dictionary

  • shipboard — n. (usu. attrib.) used or occurring on board a ship (a shipboard romance). Phrases and idioms: on shipboard on board ship …   Useful english dictionary

  • shipboard — ship|board [ˈʃıpbo:d US bo:rd] adj [only before noun] happening on a ship ▪ a shipboard romance …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shipboard — noun [as modifier] used or occurring on board a ship. Phrases on shipboard on board a ship …   English new terms dictionary

  • shipboard — noun (U) on shipboard on a ship …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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