sick bay ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a hospital or dispensary, especially aboard ship.
Origin of sick bay First recorded in 1805–15 Related Words for sick-bay, , Examples from the Web for sick-bay Historical Examples of sick-bay
The doctor ordered him to be put into a hammock in the sick-bay.
I went accordingly to his cot in the sick-bay, and told him who I was.
The boy—for he was but little more—lay in a cot in the sick-bay.
An hour later Hyrst lay on the padded table in the middle of the sick-bay.
Until the time when he walked from the sick-bay, unsteadily, but on the mend.
Raymond Zinke Gallun
Word Origin and History for sick-bay n.
“forepart of a ship’s main deck used as a hospital,” 1580s, from(adj.) + (n.2), from the notion of a recessed space.