sick bay

noun

: 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 project will include four kennel runs, a cat quarantine room and sick bay, clinic room with two surgery bays, office and storage areas, an education meeting room and a sally port. Susan McFarland, Dallas News, 8 Aug. 2023 Doorways on one side lead into a rabbit’s warren of corridors and rooms, including cramped sailors’ quarters, comfy officers’ bedrooms, kitchens, sick bays, even a barbershop and a laundry—a reminder that 4,000 sailors and officers at a time used to call this ship home. Will Knight, WIRED, 25 July 2023 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

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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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“Sick bay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sick%20bay. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

sick bay

noun
: a place on a ship used as a hospital

Medical Definition

sick bay

noun
: 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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