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sick bay

noun
1.
a hospital or dispensary, especially aboard ship.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15
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n.

"forepart of a ship's main deck used as a hospital," 1580s, from sick (adj.) + bay (n.2), from the notion of a recessed space.

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