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[trans-ship] /trænsˈʃɪp/
verb (used with object), transshipped, transshipping.
to transfer from one ship, truck, freight car, or other conveyance to another.
verb (used without object), transshipped, transshipping.
to change from one ship or other conveyance to another.
Also, tranship.
Origin of transship
First recorded in 1785-95; trans- + ship1
Related forms
transshipment, noun Unabridged
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  • They went to the agent's office, and after transshipping their cargo set out one morning for Don Luis' finca.

    Wyndham's Pal Harold Bindloss
  • Jolo, however, remained an important port and a transshipping station to Mindanao until a late date.

    The History of Sulu Najeeb M. Saleeby
British Dictionary definitions for transshipping


verb -ships, -shipping, -shipped
to transfer or be transferred from one vessel or vehicle to another
Derived Forms
transshipment, transhipment, noun
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