- a vessel or craft that services others operating far from a home port or center.
Origin of mother ship
Examples from the Web for mothership
Contemporary Examples of mothership
Any discussion of Squaw Valley will eventually shift to KT-22 and its environs—“the Mothership,” in local parlance.Olympians Dish on Their Favorite Spots to Ski & Snowboard
The Daily Beast
October 26, 2013
Historical Examples of mothership
Does the mothership of the earth have any real meaning to us?The Holy Earth
L. H. Bailey
Woman as she is everywhere where Christianity is not known, where the mothership of Mary is ignored.
- a ship providing facilities and supplies for a number of small vessels