Berth

Definition of Berth

Pronunciation: bẽrth
n.1.
1.(Naut.) Convenient sea room.
2.An allotted place; an appointment; situation or employment.
3.A place in a ship to sleep in; a long box or shelf on the side of a cabin or stateroom, or of a railway car, for sleeping in.
Berth deck
the deck next below the lower gun deck.
To give
to keep at a distance from it.
- Ham. Nav. Encyc.
v. t.1.To give an anchorage to, or a place to lie at; to place in a berth; as, she was berthed stem to stern with the Adelaide.
[imp. & p. p. Berthed ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Berthing.]
2.To allot or furnish berths to, on shipboard; as, to berth a ship's company.

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