cattle boat

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Noun1.cattle boat - a cargo ship for the transport of livestock
cargo ship, cargo vessel - a ship designed to carry cargo
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Here they would have taken the cattle boat to Liverpool, paying 3d (just over 1p) for a rough passage on deck.
This is no cattle boat now, but a luxury high-speed liner.
He was working two part-time jobs in a grocery store and a bank when his friend Don Reist invited him to go to Europe on a cattle boat.
The pair caught the last cattle boat out of Jersey, Molly wearing six dresses and two coats and carrying just a small suitcase.
If my grandparents hadn't washed up on Anderston Quay, right where the Record building is, in their bare feet on a cattle boat from Ireland, none of my family - hardly a day of work lost in nearly a century - would have been able to contribute what we have to life in this country.
During Nichols' last summer of college, he and a friend worked their way to Europe aboard a cattle boat and traveled the continent, earning money as they went.
Earl Birney, later our Poet Laureate, and other artists and writers took the classic cattle boat work for transport to the centres of art in Europe--existing, somehow, with many like themselves.
Returning to England on a cattle boat, he settled in London and took up Unitarianism, and made plans to enter the Unitarian seminaryat Oxford.