boarding
 n.— «Another problem plaguing the ER is bed availability. Patients must be kept in an ER bed while waiting for one to open up on the surgical floor. This process, called “boarding,” makes ailing people in the ER lobby sit, or stand, even longer.» —“The waiting game” by Angela Chambers San Antonio Current (Texas) July 5, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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