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 transshipping

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

Examples from the Web for transshipping

Historical Examples of transshipping

  • They went to the agent's office, and after transshipping their cargo set out one morning for Don Luis' finca.

    Wyndham's Pal

    Harold Bindloss

  • Jolo, however, remained an important port and a transshipping station to Mindanao until a late date.

    The History of Sulu

    Najeeb M. Saleeby

British Dictionary definitions for transshipping



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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