Definition of blockship in English:


Line breaks: block|ship
Pronunciation: /ˈblɒkʃɪp


A ship which is moored or grounded in a channel in order to block it, for purposes of war or to provide shelter.
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  • There was little choice about the type of ships to use as blockships.
  • Suitably buoyed up by our first dive, the team spent the afternoon exploring one of the famous blockships dotted around the ring of islands that make up Scapa Flow.
  • Most divers who have been to Scapa Flow will have dived blockships in Burra Sound.

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