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[moh-ter-ship] /ˈmoʊ tərˌʃɪp/
a ship driven by a diesel or other internal-combustion engine.
Also called motor vessel.
Origin of motorship
First recorded in 1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Now if wed been out in our motorship Comet we shouldnt have had any trouble at all.

  • The stout lad was on the after part of the motorship, at one edge of the platform.

  • The propellers were started, and the motorship skimmed over the meadow.

  • The big propellers whirred around like the blades of an electric fan, and the motorship quivered from end to end.

  • But just as Jerry got the propellers in motion, and as the motorship was slowly moving to one side the Winner topped her.

  • As they began falling downward they could hear from below murmurs of fear, for the great crowd thought the motorship was wrecked.

  • They said they would need a day to stock up the motorship for a long voyage, and get plenty of gasolene aboard.

  • Then, too, they had to proceed against Noddy Nixon, who had unlawfully taken their motorship.

  • He wont be there himself, as he has to come east, but hes paid a man to take charge of the motorship for us.

  • The motorship Comet I have also described in other books, so I will only mention it briefly here.

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