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Definition of slave ship in English:


A ship transporting slaves, especially one carrying slaves from Africa.
Example sentences
  • Well, the world focused on West Africa for more than a week as a reputed slave ship carrying as many as 250 children was reported off the coast.
  • Then came an offer from some planters for Crusoe to act as a trader on a slave ship bound for Africa.
  • In 1839, the Spanish slave ship Amistad set sail from Havana, Cuba, to the Island of Principe with 53 Africans aboard including Joseph Cinque, an African prince.

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