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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. 2017.
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  • The slender steel shell of an ocean liner is not constructed to resist the law of gravity acting on full five thousand tons.

    The Pillar of Light Louis Tracy
  • It's almost as complicated a process as dockin' an ocean liner.

    The House of Torchy Sewell Ford
  • It lay like the length of an ocean liner, its sail looming an enormous spread above it.

    Beyond the Vanishing Point Raymond King Cummings
  • His room was as well arranged as the stateroom of the captain on an ocean liner.

    The Winning Touchdown Lester Chadwick
  • Moreover, I discovered that I had to regulate it as fast as I had done with the ocean liner.

    Zarlah the Martian R. Norman Grisewood
  • Such a ship never landed, any more than an ocean liner was ever beached—not on purpose, anyway.

    Unwise Child Gordon Randall Garrett
  • These visits were as exciting as to meet an ocean liner at sea.

    The Story of Wool Sara Ware Bassett
  • A few slices of fried bacon tasted better than the best meal he could have had aboard the ocean liner.

    Jack Harvey's Adventures Ruel Perley Smith

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