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ocean liner

an oceangoing passenger ship, operating either as one unit of a regular scheduled service or as a cruise ship.
Origin of ocean liner
An Americanism dating back to 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The interior of the ship resembled in a vague way that of an ocean liner.

  • These visits were as exciting as to meet an ocean liner at sea.

    The Story of Wool Sara Ware Bassett
  • It's almost as complicated a process as dockin' an ocean liner.

    The House of Torchy Sewell Ford
  • If we had a compass now we could lay as good a course as any ocean liner.

    Tom Fairfield at Sea Allen Chapman
  • When the latter reached the lightship, the ocean liner was not yet in sight.

    The Flying Reporter

    Lewis E. (Lewis Edwin) Theiss
  • His room was as well arranged as the stateroom of the captain on an ocean liner.

    The Winning Touchdown

    Lester Chadwick
  • And thenwell, Engdahl came up with this idea of an ocean liner.

    The Knights of Arthur Frederik Pohl
  • You arrive on an ocean liner instead of on the Limited, but the principle is the same.

    Aliens William McFee

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