ocean liner


noun

an oceangoing passenger ship, operating either as one unit of a regular scheduled service or as a cruise ship.

Nearby words

  1. ocean city,
  2. ocean engineering,
  3. ocean floor spreading,
  4. ocean greyhound,
  5. ocean island,
  6. ocean marine insurance,
  7. ocean of storms,
  8. ocean perch,
  9. ocean pout,
  10. ocean springs

Origin of ocean liner

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40

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Examples from the Web for ocean liner

  • Here a huge canoe made of a single log, and there a mammoth steamer with all the elegances of an ocean-liner.