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slave ship

a ship for transporting slaves from their native homes to places of bondage.
Origin of slave ship
First recorded in 1790-1800 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • However, the Turners which attracted me most did not remind me of the slave ship.

    A Tramp Abroad, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Turner's noblest work, the deep open sea in the slave ship.1840.

  • He proposed, therefore, that Tom should employ it in the black traffic—that is to say, that he should fit out a slave ship.

  • The streets and alleys reeked with the effluvia of a slave ship's between-decks.

    Looking Backward Edward Bellamy
  • The "slave ship, slavers throwing overboard the dead and dying, typhoon coming on," was exhibited in 1840.

    Famous European Artists Sarah K. Bolton
  • And the man at the little table was the captain of the slave ship on which you were taken?

    The Sun Of Quebec Joseph A. Altsheler
  • The slave ship Hannibal arrived there in November, 1694, during a disastrous epidemic of yellow fever.

  • At the age of nineteen, he had become the chief mate of the Two Friends, a slave ship, belonging to Jamaica.

  • He was not deceived; he leaped into the boat and just managed to reach the slave ship in time.

    Abb Aubain and Mosaics Prosper Mrime
  • He confesses in that book that later he became a great admirer of Turner, though perhaps never of the "slave ship" picture.

British Dictionary definitions for slave ship

slave ship

a ship used to transport slaves, esp formerly from Africa to the New World
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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