sick bay

noun

Definition of sick bay

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

Examples of sick bay in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Wings cannot afford to have their premier goal scorer sitting in sick bay. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Red Wings' Steve Yzerman: We need Anthony Mantha to play, not fight so much," 4 Nov. 2020 The soldier’s wartime diary detailed conditions in his unit’s sick bay—and the Army’s response to the crisis. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, "What We Can Learn From 1918 Influenza Diaries," 13 Apr. 2020 That day, two sailors reported to the receiving ship’s sick bay with chills, fever, sore throat, and coughing—the usual symptoms of influenza. Randy Roberts And Johnny Smith, Smithsonian Magazine, "When Babe Ruth and the Great Influenza Gripped Boston," 30 Apr. 2020 Stratton finished breakfast and filled his white hat with oranges on his way to visit a buddy in sick bay. Shaun Mckinnon, USA TODAY, "Donald Stratton, one of the last survivors of the USS Arizona, dies at 97," 18 Feb. 2020 Stratton finished breakfast and filled his white hat with oranges on his way to visit a buddy in sick bay. Shaun Mckinnon, USA TODAY, "Donald Stratton, one of the last survivors of the USS Arizona, dies at 97," 18 Feb. 2020 Stratton finished breakfast and filled his white hat with oranges on his way to visit a buddy in sick bay. Shaun Mckinnon, USA TODAY, "Donald Stratton, one of the last survivors of the USS Arizona, dies at 97," 18 Feb. 2020 Stratton finished breakfast and filled his white hat with oranges on his way to visit a buddy in sick bay. Shaun Mckinnon, azcentral, "Donald Stratton, one of the last survivors of the USS Arizona, dies at 97," 16 Feb. 2020 Here's why With both Mantha and Andreas Athanasiou in sick bay, the second unit has been patched to feature Valtteri Filppula with Frans Nielsen, Justin Abdelkader, Mike Green and Givani Smith. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "Man advantages a disadvantage for undermanned Detroit Red Wings," 4 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of sick bay

1813, in the meaning defined above

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9 Nov 2020

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“Sick bay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sick%20bay. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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sick bay

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sick bay

: a place on a ship that is used to care for sick or injured people

sick bay

noun

Medical Definition of 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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