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  1. a large vessel for the transportation of livestock.
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Origin of cattleship

First recorded in 1620–30; cattle + ship1
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Historical Examples

  • You cotton-headed Scandinavian cattleship ballast, catch that ball in your arms when I throw it to you, and don't let go of it!

    At Good Old Siwash

    George Fitch