1

shipboard

noun ship·board \ ˈship-ˌbȯrd \
|Updated on: 23 Jun 2018

Definition of shipboard

1 : the side of a ship
2 : ship
  • met on shipboard

Recent Examples of shipboard from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'shipboard.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of shipboard

13th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

2

shipboard

adjective

Definition of shipboard

: existing or taking place on board a ship

Recent Examples of shipboard from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'shipboard.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of shipboard

1857

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler


SHIPBOARD Defined for English Language Learners

shipboard

Definition of shipboard for English Language Learners

  • : happening or existing on a ship


SHIPBOARD Defined for Kids

shipboard

noun ship·board \ ˈship-ˌbȯrd \

Definition of shipboard for Students

1 : a ship's side
2 : 1ship 1
  • We met on shipboard.

Learn More about shipboard


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up shipboard? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

peaceful, happy, or prosperous

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Test Your Emoji Exceptionalism

  • test-your-emoji-exceptionalism-written-with-a-lot-of-emoji
  • What is this emoji intended to represent: 🤳
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!