[ ship-tuh-shawr, -shohr ]

  1. operating between a ship and the shore: a ship-to-shore radio.

  1. from a ship to the shore: The message was sent ship-to-shore.

  1. a ship-to-shore radio.

Origin of ship-to-shore

First recorded in 1905–10

Words Nearby ship-to-shore Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use ship-to-shore in a sentence

  • “Nearly all ship-to-shore radio telephone conversations are carried on in scrambled speech,” the Commodore replied.

    Saboteurs on the River | Mildred A. Wirt
  • Bill was first aboard and went directly to the ship-to-shore radio.

    The Day of the Dog | Anderson Horne
  • They didn't talk much, and keenly felt the terrible frustration of their enforced silence on the ship-to-shore.

    The Day of the Dog | Anderson Horne