sick bay


: a compartment in a ship used as a dispensary and hospital
broadly : a place for the care of the sick or injured

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web At Fox Hill, which is more formally called the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services facility, Bankman-Fried shared the one-room sick bay with four other men. Katanga Johnson, Fortune, 21 Dec. 2022 With a wave of this fictional device, a Starfleet crew member could get a comprehensive medical analysis without having to be admitted to the ship’s sick bay. Evan Ackerman, IEEE Spectrum, 29 May 2015 Unlike those prisoners, Bankman-Fried has been held in the sick bay. Katanga Johnson, Fortune, 21 Dec. 2022 After being denied bail last week, Bankman-Fried was moved to the island’s infamous Fox Hill where he is being kept in the sick bay and undergoing medical evaluation, according to the Washington Post. Siladitya Ray, Forbes, 18 Dec. 2022 Women with children could be in apartment-kind-of barracks, and then there would be a dining facility, a sick bay and then a sheriff’s office. Blake Nelson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 May 2022 The Giants received some clarity from sick bay on Wednesday including the prognosis for third baseman Evan Longoria, who underwent surgery on his right index finger Monday. John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Mar. 2022 Glenn blew the side hatch, and doctors escorted him to the ship's sick bay for a medical examination. Julia Musto, Fox News, 20 Feb. 2022 Jahcobi Neath and Markus Ilver returned from illness, but Lorne Bowman was out for the second consecutive game and Carter Gilmore joined him in sick bay. Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1813, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sick bay was in 1813

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Cite this Entry

“Sick bay.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

sick bay

: a place on a ship used as a hospital

Medical Definition

sick bay

: 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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