American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The condition of being aboard a ship: on shipboard.
- n. Archaic The side of a ship.
- adj. Existing or occurring on board a ship: a shipboard fire.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A board or plank of a ship.
- n. The deck or side of a ship: used chiefly or only in the adverbial phrase on shipboard: as, to go on shipboard or a-shipboard.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A ship's side; hence, by extension, a ship; -- found chiefly in adverbial phrases.
- adj. casual or ephemeral as if taking place on board a ship
“Between the Macphails and the Davidsons, who were missionaries, there had arisen the intimacy of shipboard, which is due to propinquity rather than to any community of taste.”
“My records for Kira and O'Brien indicate they were lost in some kind of shipboard battle, trying to ward off an invading force.”
“Choosing a cruise, frankly, depends more on the kind of shipboard experience you're looking for than what you want to see of Mexico.”
“Under the current phase (Phase 3), the program's goal is for a laser system to reach 100 kW, setting the stage for a variety of force protection and strike missions such as shipboard defense against cruise missiles; wide-area, ground-based defense against rockets, artillery, and mortars; and precision strike missions for airborne platforms.”
“With these significant pricing incentives and valuable amenities such as shipboard credits and pre-paid gratuities, this is the perfect opportunity for travellers to enjoy the acclaimed destination experience and unrivalled value that Oceania Cruises represents," said Bob Binder,”
“No longer exclusively big estate pieces but practical ones for offices, shipboard, war campaigns, they scaled down accordingly.”
“Despite such events—at times there is an almost magic-realist quality to the shipboard goings-on—"The Cat's Table" is well-grounded in reality.”
“Mr. Ondaatje's fictional Oronsay has other sinister aspects more associated with Melville's maritime world than with the placid shipboard life half a century ago.”
“Mostly, these are shipboard alarms, distress calls, klaxons and alerts, but I also use running water, wind or crickets chirping to create some ambience.”
“The Japanese earned their drubbing—failings in task-force organization, shipboard damage control and aerial reconnaissance cost them dearly.”
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