verb (used with object), trans·shipped, trans·ship·ping.

to transfer from one ship, truck, freight car, or other conveyance to another.

verb (used without object), trans·shipped, trans·ship·ping.

to change from one ship or other conveyance to another.

Also tranship.

Origin of transship

First recorded in 1785–95; trans- + ship1
Related formstrans·ship·ment, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for transship

ship, dump, smuggle, transport, consign, freight, convey

Examples from the Web for transship

Historical Examples of transship

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

  • In fact, I'd like you to take the schooner to the next port and transship the cargo.

    Wyndham's Pal

    Harold Bindloss

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

  • 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

  • Or they could depend on the chance of meeting some vessel homeward bound, to which they could transship before reaching Honolulu.

British Dictionary definitions for transship



verb -ships, -shipping or -shipped

to transfer or be transferred from one vessel or vehicle to another
Derived Formstransshipment or transhipment, noun
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