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shipboard

[ship-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈʃɪpˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
noun
1.
Archaic.
  1. the deck or side of a ship.
  2. the situation of being on a ship.
adjective
2.
done, conducted, or designed for use aboard ship, especially during an ocean voyage:
a shipboard romance; a shipboard telephone.
Idioms
3.
on shipboard, aboard a seagoing vessel.
Origin
late Middle English
1150-1200
1150-1200; late Middle English shipbord (see ship, board); replacing Middle English shipesbord (see ’s1)
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British Dictionary definitions for on ship board

shipboard

/ˈʃɪpˌbɔːd/
noun
1.
(modifier) taking place, used, or intended for use aboard a ship: a shipboard encounter
2.
on shipboard, on board a ship
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Word Origin and History for on ship board

shipboard

n.

also ship-board, "side of a ship," c.1200, from ship (n.) + board (n.2).

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