[ moh-ter-ship ]
/ ˈmoʊ tərˌʃɪp /
a ship driven by a diesel or other internal-combustion engine.
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Origin of motorship
First recorded in 1900–05
Also called motor vessel.
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British Dictionary definitions for motor vessel
a ship whose main propulsion system is a diesel or other internal-combustion engine
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