Definition of Liberty ship in English:

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Liberty ship

noun

historical
A prefabricated US-built freighter of World War II.
Example sentences
  • The senior author, Andrew Gibson, sailed as master of a Liberty ship in World War II and rose in the maritime industry to become the senior vice president of the Grace Line and president of the Delta Line.
  • The last sinking in Australian coastal waters credited to these submarines was the US Liberty ship Robert J Walker off Jervis Bay on December 25, 1944.
  • By 1945, he was ruined, but in appreciation for his wartime activities was given a second chance by the Truman administration when he was allowed to purchase a Liberty ship.

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Syllabification: Lib·er·ty ship

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