Definition of berth :
1. 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.
2. A room in which a number of the officers or ship's company mess and reside.
3. An allotted place; an appointment; situation or employment.
4. Convenient sea room.
5. The place where a ship lies when she is at anchor, or at a wharf.
6. To allot or furnish berths to, on shipboard; as, to berth a ship's company.
7. 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.
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- Peter, by means of every scrap of interest he possessed, had managed to secure her a three- berth cabin in a mail boat due to leave within the next fortnight. - "Jan and Her Job", L. Allen Harker.
- The second mate's is a dog's berth. - "The Worlds Greatest Books Vol. II: Fiction", Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds..
- On our way to Plymouth I proved to Captain Maynard that I was not altogether ignorant of the duties of a sailor, and so pleased was he with me that he offered me a berth on the White Swan. - "The Birthright", Joseph Hocking.