a whaling ship equipped to process killed whales and to transport the oil and by-products.
Also called factory trawler. a large fishing vessel, usually a stern trawler, equipped for processing and freezing fish at sea.
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Origin of factory ship
First recorded in 1925–30
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British Dictionary definitions for factory ship
a fishing boat that processes the fish that are caught
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