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motorship

[ moh-ter-ship ]
/ ˈmoʊ tərˌʃɪp /

noun

a ship driven by a diesel or other internal-combustion engine.

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Nearby words

motorist, motorize, motorized, motorman, motormouth, motorship, motorsports, motorway, motown, motril, motrin

Origin of motorship

First recorded in 1900–05
Also called motor vessel.
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British Dictionary definitions for motor vessel

motor vessel

motor ship


noun

a ship whose main propulsion system is a diesel or other internal-combustion engine
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