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

Origin of transship

First recorded in 1785–95; trans- + ship1
Related formstrans·ship·ment, noun
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Historical Examples

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

    The Best Short Stories of 1915


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