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ship1 British & World English

A large boat for transporting people or goods by sea

ship2 British & World English

A romantic pairing between two characters in a fictional series, often one that is supported or portrayed by fans rather than depicted in the series itself

-ship British & World English

Forming nouns:

ship English Thesaurus

a ship's hull

Q-ship British & World English

A merchant ship with concealed weapons, used by the British in the First and Second World Wars in an attempt to destroy submarines

drop-ship British & World English

Provide (goods) by direct delivery from the manufacturer to the retailer or customer

jump ship British & World English

(Of a sailor) leave the ship on which one is serving without having obtained permission to do so

take ship British & World English

Set off on a voyage by ship; embark

ship rat British & World English

Another term for black rat.

tall ship British & World English

A sailing ship with a high mast or masts

break ship British & World English

Fail to rejoin one’s ship after absence on leave

cruise ship British & World English

A large ship that carries people on voyages for pleasure, typically calling in at several places

dragon ship British & World English

A Viking longship ornamented with a beaked prow

mother ship British & World English

A large spacecraft or ship from which smaller craft are launched or maintained

ship burial British & World English

A burial in a wooden ship under a mound. The custom was reserved for those who were particularly honoured in Scandinavia and parts of the British Isles in the pagan Anglo-Saxon and Viking periods (6th-11th centuries ad)

ship canal British & World English

A canal wide and deep enough for ships to travel along it

ship fitter British & World English

A person employed to manufacture or assemble the structural parts of a ship

ship money British & World English

A tax raised in England in medieval times to provide ships for the navy

ship-rigged British & World English

(Of a sailing ship) square-rigged

slave ship British & World English

A ship transporting slaves, especially one carrying slaves from Africa

trans-ship British & World English

Transfer (cargo) from one ship or other form of transport to another

abandon ship British & World English

Leave a ship because it is sinking

capital ship British & World English

A large warship such as a battleship or aircraft carrier

factory ship British & World English

A fishing or whaling ship, or a ship accompanying a fishing or whaling fleet, with facilities for immediate processing of the catch

hospital ship British & World English

A ship which functions as a hospital, especially to receive or take home sick or wounded military personnel

Liberty ship British & World English

A prefabricated US-built freighter of the Second World War

sailing ship British & World English

A ship driven by sails

ship a sea British & World English

(Of a boat) be flooded by a wave

ship-breaker British & World English

A contractor who breaks up old ships for scrap

training ship British & World English

A ship on which people are taught how to sail and related skills

container ship British & World English

A ship which is designed to carry goods stored in containers

ship's boat British & World English

A small boat carried on board a ship

a sinking ship British & World English

Used with reference to a situation in which people are deserting an organization or enterprise that is failing

ship's biscuit British & World English

A very hard, coarse kind of biscuit formerly taken on sea voyages

ship's husband British & World English

An agent responsible for providing maintenance and supplies for a ship in port

ship's papers British & World English

Documents establishing the details of a ship, including ownership, nationality, and the nature of the cargo

ship-to-shore British & World English

From a ship to land

ship out in ship1 British & World English

(Of a naval force) go to sea from a home port

ship of the line British & World English

A sailing warship of the largest size, used in the line of battle

run a tight ship British & World English

Be very strict in managing an organization or operation

wear2 British & World English

Bring (a ship) about by turning its head away from the wind

free alongside ship British & World English

Without charge for delivery to the boarding area next to a ship, but with the understanding that the buyer is responsible for the item once it is so delivered

Manchester Ship Canal British & World English

A waterway in NW England, which links Manchester with the estuary of the River Mersey and the Irish Sea. Opened in 1894, it is 57 km (36 miles) long

that ship has sailed British & World English

Used in reference to an opportunity that has passed or a situation that can no longer be changed

shape up or ship out British & World English

Used as an ultimatum to someone to improve their performance or behaviour or face being made to leave

when one's ship comes in British & World English

When one’s fortune is made


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