sick bay


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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Image The prototype comprised 12,000 cubic feet of living quarters, communal spaces, a galley, a sick bay and work and exercise areas, all protected by thick, bulletproof woven Kevlar. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, "Constance Adams, Architect of Space Habitats, Is Dead at 53," 28 June 2018 Took over sick bay watch for Sussman from 8 until 12. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Service Diary of a Corpsman: Roy L. Wall, LST 509," 28 May 2018 Doctors in the British Grand Fleet, for example, admitted 10,313 sailors to sick bay in May and June, but only 4 died. John M. Barry, Smithsonian, "How the Horrific 1918 Flu Spread Across America," 25 Oct. 2017

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1813, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of sick bay

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

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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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