[ troop-ship ]

  1. a ship for the conveyance of military troops; transport.

Origin of troopship

First recorded in 1860–65; troop + ship1

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

How to use troopship in a sentence

  • I was posted to a battery at Meerut, and warned to be ready to start in an early troopship.

    Forty-one years in India | Frederick Sleigh Roberts
  • Feb. 6—United States troopship Tuscania sunk by submarine, lost.

    America's War for Humanity | Thomas Herbert Russell
  • In the troopship and the Bengal barrack even his official authority could hardly win a hearing from officer or soldier.

  • Who of the millions that have undergone the experience will ever forget their first crossing of the Channel in a troopship?

    Canada in Flanders, Volume II (of 3) | Lord Max Aitken Beaverbrook
  • A bright sea and sky disfigured by a ring of curling black smoke—a death-screen for the last agonies of a torpedoed troopship.

    Merchantmen-at-Arms | David W. Bone

British Dictionary definitions for troopship


/ (ˈtruːpˌʃɪp) /

  1. a ship, usually a converted merchant ship, used to transport military personnel

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