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[stahr-ship] /ˈstɑrˌʃɪp/
a spaceship designed for intergalactic travel.
Origin of starship
star + ship1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There was not, and the starship's guests were returned, each to his own home place.

    The Galaxy Primes Edward Elmer Smith
  • Now, they want to hire us four for a big operation with this starship.

    The Galaxy Primes Edward Elmer Smith
  • Thus, no Prime should be or will be 'boss' of anything, except possibly of his own starship.

    The Galaxy Primes Edward Elmer Smith
  • But one man aboard the starship had not waited for the morning alarm.

    Starman's Quest Robert Silverberg
  • Naturally he missed his ship, and no other starship would sign him on.

    Starman's Quest Robert Silverberg
Word Origin and History for starship

1934 (in "Astounding Stories"), from star (n.) + ship (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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