factory ship

  1. a whaling ship equipped to process killed whales and to transport the oil and by-products.

  2. Also called factory trawler. a large fishing vessel, usually a stern trawler, equipped for processing and freezing fish at sea.

Origin of factory ship

First recorded in 1925–30

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British Dictionary definitions for factory ship

factory ship

  1. a fishing boat that processes the fish that are caught

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