They arranged for a berth for Liebling on LCI(L)-88, one of the first large landing crafts scheduled to hit Omaha.
Only then would a racer likely get a chance at a World Cup berth, from the very back of the start list.
"You talk as if we were centipedes," said Bess, releasing Nan's foot and sitting up grumpily in the berth.
I'm sorry for you an' the crew,' says he, 'an' I wisht I hadn't took the berth.
Leaving Dick to make the air ship secure in her berth, Matt had tumbled out of the car and hurried after Carl.
The ships did not get clear without some trouble, and we thought it wisest to shift our berth.
He looked under the berth, peered into the corners, and pulled back the blanket and sheet.
So far all was well, and I began to look about me for a berth.
Didn't I tell you that Mrs. Mountcastle was too weak to leave her berth?
When we reached New York, our chief mate left us, and I was offered the berth.
1620s, "convenient sea room" (both for ships and sailors), of uncertain origin, probably from bear (v.) + abstract noun suffix -th (2) as in strength, health, etc. Original sense is preserved in phrase to give (something or someone) wide berth. Meaning "place on a ship to stow chests, room for sailors" is from 1706; extended to non-nautical situations by 1778.
1660s, of ships, from berth (n.). Of persons (intransitive), from 1886. Related: Berthed; berthing.
A job, appointment, situation, etc: Dissatisfied with his prewar truck-driving berth (late 1700s+ Nautical)