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ship British & World English

A large boat for transporting people or goods by sea

-ship British & World English

Forming nouns:

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

take ship in ship British & World English

Set off on a voyage by ship; embark

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

jump ship in jump British & World English

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

jump ship British & World English

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

break ship in break1 British & World English

Fail to rejoin one’s ship after absence on leave

break ship British & World English

Fail to rejoin one’s ship after absence on leave

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

school ship British & World English

A training ship

slave ship British & World English

A ship transporting slaves, especially one carrying slaves from Africa

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

trans-ship British & World English

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

abandon ship in abandon British & World English

Leave a ship because it is sinking

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

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 in ship British & World English

(Of a boat) be flooded by a wave

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

hospital ship British & World English

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

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 in ship British & World English

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

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 company British & World English

The crew of a ship

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 ship 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 in tight British & World English

Be very strict in managing an organization or operation

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


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