Definition of lightship in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪtʃɪp/


A moored or anchored boat with a beacon light to warn or guide ships at sea.
Example sentences
  • The boat was a lightship, essentially a lighthouse on a ship, a ship with a lighthouse stuck in the middle of it.
  • Our first sign of the Seven Stones was the lightship, anchored between the reef and the northbound shipping channel, slightly to the north of our course.
  • Along the way they took recordings of the sounds of foghorns, lightships, coastguard stations and the voices of those who lived and worked there.

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