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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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  • The room was not large; it couldnt be very big on a starship, but it was serviceable.

    The Sex Life of the Gods Michael Knerr
  • Naturally he missed his ship, and no other starship would sign him on.

    Starman's Quest Robert Silverberg
  • They were stopping each person who got off the starship, asking for identity papers.

    The Colors of Space Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • The reason was simple: a starship with a crippled drive was a deadly object.

    Starman's Quest Robert Silverberg
  • They came out into the bottom of the well and there in front of them the starship rested.

    Homo Inferior Mari Wolf
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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