on ship-board

shipboard

[ship-bawrd, -bohrd]
noun
1.
Archaic.
a.
the deck or side of a ship.
b.
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:
1150–1200; late Middle English shipbord (see ship, board); replacing Middle English shipesbord (see ’s1)

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shipboard (ˈʃɪpˌbɔːd)
 
n
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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