Definition for SHIP'BOARD

SHIP'BOARD, adv. [ship and board.]

  1. To go on shipboard or a shipboard is to go aboard; to enter a ship; to embark; literally, to go over the side. It is a peculiar phrase, and not much used. Seamen say, to go aboard or on board. To be on shipboard, to be in a ship; but seamen generally say, aboard or on board.
  2. n. The plank of a ship. – Ezek. xxvii. [Not now used.]

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