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[troop-ship] /ˈtrupˌʃɪp/
a ship for the conveyance of military troops; transport.
Origin of troopship
First recorded in 1860-65; troop + ship1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And splices them on to the jibsail-boom like a troopship on the tide.

  • The troopship had arrived and we were to embark on the morrow.

    A Soldier's Life Edwin G. Rundle
  • Leonora ought never to have been on that troopship; but she got there somehow, as an economy.

    The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford
  • As a troopship we are restricted in liberty and comfort to some extent.

    While I Remember Stephen McKenna
  • He was promoted for the purpose of placing him in command of the troopship.

  • I thought I was goin' to die in that troopship coming over here.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
  • It was the first time I had ever been on a troopship, and every moment was of interest.

    South African Memories Lady Sarah Wilson
  • I was to embark that morning on a troopship bound for the Dardanelles.

    Tell England Ernest Raymond
  • We now received orders to prepare to embark on the troopship Euphrates for Portsmouth en route for Aldershot.

    A Soldier's Life Edwin G. Rundle
  • We know, also, just how many destroyers under our flag can be taken from patrol duty to safeguard the troopship fleet.

British Dictionary definitions for troopship


a ship, usually a converted merchant ship, used to transport military personnel
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