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 Canucks, initially asked to return to play Friday after a three-week COVID-19 pause, objected to being hustled from sick bay to the rink and now won’t play their first game until Sunday night in Toronto. BostonGlobe.com, 17 Apr. 2021 Dylan Larkin scored for the second straight game after a stay in sick bay. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, 11 Mar. 2021 The Wings cannot afford to have their premier goal scorer sitting in sick bay. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 18 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of sick bay

1813, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sick bay was in 1813

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“Sick bay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sick%20bay. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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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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