Definition of sickbay in English:



  • A room or building set aside for the treatment or accommodation of the sick, especially within a military base, ship, or school.

    • ‘In the sickbay, Renny's body wracked with a sudden spasm, ripping off one of the monitors.’
    • ‘I was more then a little surprised to actually wake up, let alone in the sterile, yet cramped surroundings of a shipboard sickbay.’
    • ‘I poked my head back into the sickbay, hissing for Keejana's attention.’
    • ‘He has been transmitted to the main sickbay however he is currently unconscious.’
    • ‘He was bayoneted to death in the sickbay, reportedly wielding his eponymous knife to the end.’
    • ‘When the stretcher arrived, the four sailors carefully placed the injured sailor on the stretcher and transported him safely to sickbay for definitive medical care aboard ship.’
    • ‘Carried her in his arm, he dashed along the buildings looking for the school sickbay.’
    • ‘Both were rushed to the Navy sickbay for treatment of their injuries.’
    • ‘Jim stepped through the hatch into the ship's sickbay.’
    • ‘We made it to the sickbay just as the power failed.’
    • ‘Aboard the Hiawatha, Captain Delong strode into the ship's sickbay.’
    • ‘He hurried over to the sickbay to find a hospital corpsman.’
    • ‘The Bridge crew is ready to go beam us directly to your sickbay.’
    • ‘‘I need to get back to my ship, to the sickbay,’ she replied.’
    • ‘Despite Buddy's protests Armstrong carried Bracks through the ship to the sickbay.’
    • ‘There all done now if you two don't mind I have a sickbay to attend to.’
    • ‘Prison healthcare centres, although commonly called hospitals, are not like NHS hospitals but more like sickbays with primary care cover.’
    • ‘Quickly and carefully the two were loaded into carrying frames and pushed out towards the sickbay as soon as possible.’
    • ‘He then supervised the movement of the patient to his sickbay.’
    • ‘Neither of us remembered the way back to the sickbay and we definitely had no idea where the next exit was.’
    infirmary, clinic, sickroom, medical centre, hospital, hospice, nursing home, convalescent home, rest home
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