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[ship-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈʃɪpˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
  1. the deck or side of a ship.
  2. the situation of being on a ship.
done, conducted, or designed for use aboard ship, especially during an ocean voyage:
a shipboard romance; a shipboard telephone.
on shipboard, aboard a seagoing vessel.
Origin of shipboard
late Middle English
1150-1200; late Middle English shipbord (see ship1, board); replacing Middle English shipesbord (see ’s1) Unabridged
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  • shipboard researchers and workers chattered enthusiastically about what the data meant and the hypotheses they might generate.
  • For example, my shift in the chemistry lab and at the computer doing shipboard responsibilities is from midnight to noon.
  • So the other option was to move to shipboard movement of trailers.
  • She dreams of having a shipboard tennis tournament with one of these families.
  • Nearby are modernistic silver serving pieces and other shipboard relics.
  • Although shipboard safety incidents are highly publicized, they remain relatively rare.
  • Volunteers receive training materials in advance of their departure and a shipboard orientation.
  • Art aficionados enjoy shipboard art auctions, in which works by famed artists often sell for well under market value.
  • Sometimes, it pays to ask about any specials or shipboard credits that might be available.
  • The rise in demand for shipboard weddings has prompted lines to roll out ever more elaborate options.
British Dictionary definitions for shipboard


(modifier) taking place, used, or intended for use aboard a ship: a shipboard encounter
on shipboard, on board a ship
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for shipboard

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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