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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.
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lightship

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

(ˈlaɪtˌʃɪp)

n.
a ship anchored in a specific location and displaying a light or lights for the guidance of mariners.
[1830–40]
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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
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Translations

lightship

[ˈlaɪtʃɪp] Nbuque-faro m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

lightship

[ˈlaɪtʃɪp] nbateau-phare mlight show nspectacle m son et lumièrelights-out [ˌlaɪtsˈaʊt] nextinction f des feuxlight switch ninterrupteur m
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lightship

[ˈlaɪtˌʃɪp] nbattello m faro inv
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