berth: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (bûrth), [key]
- a shelflike sleeping space, as on a ship, airplane, or railroad car.
- the space allotted to a vessel at anchor or at a wharf.
- the distance maintained between a vessel and the shore, another vessel, or any object.
- the position or rank of a ship's officer.
- the cabin of a ship's officer.
- a job; position.
- a place, listing, or role: She clinched a berth on our tennis team.
- to shun; remain discreetly away from: Since his riding accident, he has given a wide berth to skittish horses.
- The captain had to berth the ship without the aid of tugboats.
- to allot to (a vessel) a certain space at which to anchor or tie up.
- to bring to or install in a berth, anchorage, or moorage:The captain had to berth the ship without the aid of tugboats.
- to provide with a sleeping space, as on a train.
- to come to a dock, anchorage, or moorage.
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