Definition of shipboard in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈSHipbôrd/


[as modifier]
Used or occurring on board a ship: playing in a shipboard jazz orchestra
More example sentences
  • Here, they teach the midshipmen hands-on navigation and shipboard life.
  • This charming book is perfect for younger children to reinforce shipboard safety and the importance of life jackets.
  • In their private quarters, the Sailors were treated to an unfamiliar shipboard concept - space.


on shipboard

On board a ship.
Example sentences
  • The Coast Guard began racial integration on shipboard, and the navy followed on some fleet auxiliary ships.
  • In perhaps the most reckless display of feminism, women are allowed to serve on shipboard even though a 1981 Navy study showed that they are not capable of handling heavy equipment.
  • Such moments control the masterfully disorienting 1928 sequence The Descent of Winter, written on shipboard, and focused on self-doubt in middle age.

Words that rhyme with shipboard

chipboard, clipboard
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