shipboard

noun
ship·​board | \ ˈship-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce shipboard (audio) \

Definition of shipboard

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

shipboard

adjective

Definition of shipboard (Entry 2 of 2)

: existing or taking place on board a ship

Examples of shipboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The price includes business class international air travel, transfers to and from the ship, all shipboard gratuities and services fees, visa services, luggage shipping, and a beverage package. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, 27 Aug. 2021 Two books look at the pivotal 1941 shipboard meeting and its impact today. Wsj Books Staff, WSJ, 27 Aug. 2021 Then, the company often declined to comment on virus outbreaks among shipboard crew. Anchorage Daily News, 17 June 2021 The Navy’s Automated Celestial Navigation System would replace manual shipboard measurements with something more accurate, while Special Operations Command experts are developing a handheld device for commandos. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, 25 Apr. 2021 That’s why so many countries that operate small aircraft carriers lacking catapults are acquiring the F-35B for shipboard use. David Axe, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021 A year later, some of the travelers, in an Associated Press story, recall the pain and frustration of being confined to their shipboard rooms as the Grand Princess idled off California. Chronicle Staff, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 Mar. 2021 Scientists currently use satellite data and shipboard expeditions to study global oceans, but can only monitor a small portion at any time. Deborah Sullivan Brenna, Star Tribune, 14 Nov. 2020 Scientists currently use satellite data and shipboard expeditions to study global oceans, but can only monitor a small portion of the ocean at any time through those means. Deborah Sullivan Brennan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Nov. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective While other laser weapons have made good progress in shipboard applications, packing everything into the size, weight and power constraints of an aircraft is more of a challenge. David Hambling, Forbes, 7 Oct. 2021 Guests who book before Sept. 30, 2021 will receive $2,000 per person in shore excursion credits and $1,000 per person in shipboard credits. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, 27 Aug. 2021 Untrained in shipboard emergencies, rescuers took three hours to extract him. Jacques Kelly, baltimoresun.com, 9 Aug. 2021 Cruise ships also tend to cater to older passengers and must deal with the unique fear that their customer base may have of shipboard outbreaks. Dan Mclaughlin, National Review, 9 Aug. 2021 On Navy ships, the Automated Celestial Navigation System will replace the old brass sextants and provide data that can be fed into shipboard computers along with other navigational sensors. David Hambling, Popular Mechanics, 25 Apr. 2021 After that novel came out, decades earlier, the friendship broke; now Alice’s shipboard reunion with Roberta leads Karen to surmise that Alice is planning a sequel based on the same character. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 14 Dec. 2020 In the Daily Beast interview, Soderbergh described the shipboard experience. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 14 Dec. 2020 As the number of shipboard Covid-19 infections began rising in February, major cruise lines continued to operate from U.S. ports with few changes to their onboard activities, as Bloomberg News has reported. Michael Smith, Bloomberg.com, 29 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of shipboard

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1857, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shipboard was in the 13th century

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4 Sep 2021

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“Shipboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shipboard. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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shipboard

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of shipboard

: happening or existing on a ship

shipboard

noun
ship·​board | \ ˈship-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce shipboard (audio) \

Kids Definition of shipboard

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

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