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- adj. which is in a ship; especially which is bound there, unable to leave.
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He was a shipbound mech-bot with a claw for manipulating wires and circuitboards.
Most shipbound people slept almost nude on deck, though not as peacefully as at sea.
A few canons had expressed fear that men spending a lifetime shipbound, no chaplain among them, might fall into despair, curse God, yes, commit the sin against nature.
This, she thought, ended the matter; it was unfortunate that they should be shipbound on the Nile; but she trusted to his tact and good sense to save them both from embarrassment.
Of course the rum came on board the moment the crew was set at liberty, the marines having contributed to a pool which ensured that, shipbound or no, they would still be able to moisten their parched throats with something stronger than Sinclair’s fucken grog.