Definition of stationnaire in English:

stationnaire

noun

historical
  • A naval guardship stationed at a foreign port for the use of an ambassador; especially such a ship belonging to a European nation, stationed at Constantinople (modern Istanbul).

Origin

Mid 19th century. From French stationnaire naval guardship, specific use as noun of stationnaire.

Pronunciation

stationnaire

/ˌsteɪʃəˈnɛː/