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.
More definitions of lightshipDefinition of lightship in:
- The US English dictionary