A moored or anchored boat with a beacon light to warn or guide ships at sea.
More 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.
Definition of lightship in:
- The US English dictionary