[ ree-ship ]

verb (used with object),re·shipped, re·ship·ping.
  1. to ship again.

  2. to transfer from one ship to another.

verb (used without object),re·shipped, re·ship·ping.
  1. to go on a ship again.

  2. (of a member of a ship's crew) to sign up for another voyage.

Origin of reship

First recorded in 1645–55; re- + ship1

Other words from reship

  • re·ship·ment, noun

Words Nearby reship Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use reship in a sentence

  • It was easier and cheaper to buy the German-made product and reship it than to produce the same article at home.

    The War After the War | Isaac Frederick Marcosson
  • The Danube steamers are not unfrequently obliged to stop at Drenkova and reship their passengers into smaller boats.

    Round About the Carpathians | Andrew F. Crosse
  • It was considered an advantage to reship cotton because moving it from one boat to another knocked the mud off the bales.

    American Adventures | Julian Street
  • These grain elevators are really huge tanks where the grain is stored and kept dry until time to reship it.

    Great Cities of the United States | Gertrude Van Duyn Southworth
  • I had taken passage on one of the regular steamers from Manila to Hong Kong, and was to reship from there.

    Anting-Anting Stories | Sargent Kayme