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light·ship

 (līt′shĭp′)
n.
A ship with a powerful light or warning signals that is anchored in dangerous waters to alert other vessels.

lightship

(ˈlaɪtˌʃɪp)
n
(Nautical Terms) a ship equipped as a lighthouse and moored where a fixed structure would prove impracticable

light•ship

(ˈlaɪtˌʃɪp)

n.
a ship anchored in a specific location and displaying a light or lights for the guidance of mariners.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lightship - a ship equipped like a lighthouse and anchored where a permanent lighthouse would be impracticablelightship - a ship equipped like a lighthouse and anchored where a permanent lighthouse would be impracticable
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
Translations

lightship

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lightship

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lightship

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