Definition of shipboard in English:



  • as modifier Used or occurring on board a ship.

    ‘shipboard life’
    • ‘Independently, two shipboard groups had each bypassed one of two in-place safety features, confident that the other would suffice.’
    • ‘That way the students won't have to experience something as heart-pounding as their instructor's real-life shipboard experiences.’
    • ‘The readings are available immediately to the captain on a shipboard computer and continuously monitored, via a private Web site, by the staff at the University of Miami.’
    • ‘I was more then a little surprised to actually wake up, let alone in the sterile, yet cramped surroundings of a shipboard sickbay.’
    • ‘This charming book is perfect for younger children to reinforce shipboard safety and the importance of life jackets.’
    • ‘The only thing that could have been more realistic was an actual shipboard fire.’
    • ‘They don't even know what shipboard life is like, but now they're out here working at the tip of the spear.’
    • ‘All subjects reported having familiarity with computers and 16 of the 20 subjects reported familiarity with shipboard equipment.’
    • ‘We must assume the shipboard environment is ‘foreign’ to the contractor and ensure that they really understand and adhere to Navy's rules and regulations.’
    • ‘Here, they teach the midshipmen hands-on navigation and shipboard life.’
    • ‘The daily routine of shipboard operations is the same as on any ship.’
    • ‘Cruise lines are constantly geared toward providing a steady flow of shipboard entertainment for cruisers to enjoy.’
    • ‘I applaud the Navy's success in this initial shipboard implementation, which expands the messaging envelop to the Navy tactical environment.’
    • ‘Because of inadequate domestic production of shipboard machinery and equipment, Mallory struggled to obtain such commodities from other sources.’
    • ‘A closed-circuit television and close-range sonar provides for viewing objects already detected by the shipboard sonar.’
    • ‘The intimate-sized ships, exquisite food and service, and shipboard pools allow for luxurious relaxation once on board.’
    • ‘That opened a period of intense growth in scientific knowledge in the area of steamship mechanics, shipbuilding, hydrography and shipboard artillery.’
    • ‘In their private quarters, the Sailors were treated to an unfamiliar shipboard concept - space.’
    • ‘Two other shipboard photographers were lost in the sinking.’
    • ‘In such situations, shipboard sensors will be employed sparingly and, except in unusual occasions, primarily in self-defense.’


  • on shipboard

    • On board a ship.

      ‘they had arrived but were still on shipboard’
      • ‘Early Europeans cured cod by salting the wet fish on shipboard, but by the later 1500s they were drying and salting fish on shore.’
      • ‘Accommodations on shipboard were good, language training was available, there was time off, and there was money to be made.’
      • ‘The boiled suet pudding which would have accompanied it on land, on shipboard became a suet paste layer laid on top of the stew to steam gently under a tightly fitting lid.’
      • ‘The Coast Guard began racial integration on shipboard, and the navy followed on some fleet auxiliary ships.’
      • ‘She had counted up the contents on shipboard: twenty gold solidi and some smaller pieces, apparently excavated from Laelia's winecellar in a hurry.’
      • ‘All the work reported here was conducted on shipboard.’
      • ‘I'm pregnant, and I want to go to England until the babe's old enough to have on shipboard.’
      • ‘The navy was desperately in need of a cold storehouse near the water, so that the sailors' beef would not go bad before it was put on shipboard.’
      • ‘Such moments control the masterfully disorienting 1928 sequence The Descent of Winter, written on shipboard, and focused on self-doubt in middle age.’
      • ‘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.’