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(kənˈteɪ nərˌʃɪp)

a usu. large ship built to transport containerized cargo.
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A ship specially constructed and equipped to carry only containers without associated equipment, in all available cargo spaces, either below or above deck. Containerships are usually non-self-sustaining, do not have built-in capability to load or off-load containers, and require port crane service. A containership with shipboard-installed cranes capable of loading and off-loading containers without assistance of port crane service is considered self-sustaining. See also non-self-sustaining containership; self-sustaining containership.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Noun1.containership - a cargo ship designed to hold containerized cargoescontainership - a cargo ship designed to hold containerized cargoes; "the weight of the documentation of all the consignments on board a contemporary container ship can exceed 90 pounds"
cargo ship, cargo vessel - a ship designed to carry cargo
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