Definition of ship fever in English:

ship fever

noun

Archaic
  • Typhus.

    • ‘Many of the immigrants are suffering from ‘ship fever’ or typhus, and a hospital is set up for them on Grosse Isle in Canada.’
    • ‘Most of those who died of ship-fever were delirious, some a day, others only a few hours previous to death…’

Pronunciation:

ship fever

/ˈSHipˌfēvər/