[ trans-ship ]
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verb (used with object),trans·shipped, trans·ship·ping.
  1. to transfer from one ship, truck, freight car, or other conveyance to another.

verb (used without object),trans·shipped, trans·ship·ping.
  1. to change from one ship or other conveyance to another.

Origin of transship

First recorded in 1785–95; trans- + ship1

Other words from transship

  • trans·ship·ment, noun

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

How to use transship in a sentence

  • There the manœuvres, which were clearly in the nature of a trial trip, ended; and we hove to, to transship our passengers.

    The Riddle of the Sands | Erskine Childers
  • In fact, I'd like you to take the schooner to the next port and transship the cargo.

    Wyndham's Pal | Harold Bindloss
  • Or they could depend on the chance of meeting some vessel homeward bound, to which they could transship before reaching Honolulu.

  • We had to transship to smaller boats to proceed to Basrah, about eighty miles inland.

  • An examination was made, and the agents decided to transship the emigrants.

British Dictionary definitions for transship



/ (trænsˈʃɪp) /

verb-ships, -shipping or -shipped
  1. to transfer or be transferred from one vessel or vehicle to another

Derived forms of transship

  • transshipment or transhipment, noun

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