[ trans-ship ]
/ trænsˈʃɪp /

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 forms

trans·ship·ment, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for transshipping

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

    The History of Sulu|Najeeb M. Saleeby
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for transshipping



/ (trænsˈʃɪp) /

verb -ships, -shipping or -shipped

to transfer or be transferred from one vessel or vehicle to another

Derived Forms

transshipment or transhipment, noun
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