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training ship

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noun
  1. a ship equipped for training novices in seamanship, as for naval service.
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Origin of training ship

First recorded in 1855–60
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Related Words for training ship

reformatory, tech

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Historical Examples of training ship

  • In fact, the training-ship boy, Henry, is the only one who has never lapsed.

    The Mutiny of the Elsinore

    Jack London

  • Henry, the training-ship boy, occupies an anomalous classification.

  • When we were last in Sydney, we took on board three boys from the training-ship Tingira who had volunteered.

  • Again he called, with a marked change of voice, and the Henry he called to I concluded was the training-ship boy.

  • He did not look sailor-like, as did Henry, the training-ship boy; and yet I felt at once that he was a sailor, and an able one.