Pronunciation: (ship'bôrd", -bōrd"), [key]
a. the deck or side of a ship.
b. the situation of being on a ship.
2. on shipboard, aboard a seagoing vessel.
done, conducted, or designed for use aboard ship, esp. during an ocean voyage: a shipboard romance; a shipboard telephone.
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