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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ship-bawrd, -bohrd]
    • /ˈʃɪpˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
    • /ˈʃɪp.bɔːd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ship-bawrd, -bohrd]
    • /ˈʃɪpˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/

Definitions of shipboard word

  • noun shipboard Archaic. the deck or side of a ship. the situation of being on a ship. 1
  • adjective shipboard done, conducted, or designed for use aboard ship, especially during an ocean voyage: a shipboard romance; a shipboard telephone. 1
  • idioms shipboard on shipboard, aboard a seagoing vessel. 1
  • adjective shipboard happening on a ship, used on a ship 1
  • adjective shipboard Shipboard means taking place on a ship. 0
  • noun shipboard taking place, used, or intended for use aboard a ship 0

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Origin of shipboard

First appearance:

before 1150
One of the 7% oldest English words
1150-1200; late Middle English shipbord (see ship1, board); replacing Middle English shipesbord (see ’s1)

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Parts of speech for Shipboard


shipboard popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 58% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

shipboard usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with shipboard

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