mother ship


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mother ship

n
(Nautical Terms) a ship providing facilities and supplies for a number of small vessels
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navire principal
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It must have been carried far below, held to its mother ship by a single rope which finally parted to the enormous strain put upon it.
In another instant she must strike, and then I saw the familiar signal flown that sends the lesser boats in a great flock from the deck of the mother ship.
2 -- color -- ran in AV edition only) Visitors examine the underside of the airplane that served as the mother ship for 106 of the 199 X-15 rocket plane flights of the 1960s.
During the hunt the Academic Celdysh, which takes sightseers to the wreck of the doomed Titanic, will be mother ship to search subs Mir 1 and 2.
The flight also allowed NASA's B-52 mother ship to retire on a winning note.
In the 1980s Matheson got the Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct for risking his life in a vain bid to save two divers trapped in a diving bell which had broken free from its mother ship in the North Sea.
After an obstructive airbag had deflated fully and a communications problem with the mother ship had been cleared up, this tiny field geologist rose to its full height--30 centimeters--and inched down a ramp.
To clear each of the game's five stages, the player must defeat the mother ship.
Mike Melvill, who flew SpaceShipOne's two previous space flights, piloted the White Knight mother ship that lifted the rocket plane to more than 40,000 feet for its launch.
Soon after Pathfinder lands, a six-wheeled rover the size of a milk crate will roll down a ramp from the mother ship.
The Virgin spaceship will be carried aloft by a mother ship and then released to rocket into space at roughly 2,100 mph.
But all contact was lost after it left its mother ship, the European Space Agency's Mars Express Orbiter.