lightship

[ lahyt-ship ]
/ ˈlaɪtˌʃɪp /

noun

a ship anchored in a specific location and displaying or flashing a very bright light for the guidance of ships, as in avoiding dangerous areas. Abbreviation: LS

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Origin of lightship

First recorded in 1830–40; light1 + ship1
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British Dictionary definitions for lightship

lightship
/ (ˈlaɪtˌʃɪp) /

noun

a ship equipped as a lighthouse and moored where a fixed structure would prove impracticable
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