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troop·ship

 (tro͞op′shĭp′)
n.
A ship for transporting troops.
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troopship

(ˈtruːpˌʃɪp)
n
(Military) a ship, usually a converted merchant ship, used to transport military personnel
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troop•ship

(ˈtrupˌʃɪp)

n.
a ship for conveying military troops.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.troopship - ship for transporting troopstroopship - ship for transporting troops  
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
troop carrier, troop transport - any land or sea or air vehicle designed to carry troops
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Translations

troopship

troop ship [ˈtruːpʃɪp] ntransport m de troupes (navire)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

troopship

[ˈtruːpˌʃɪp] nnave f per il trasporto (di) truppe
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References in classic literature ?
"At Thark lie the transports for the green warriors of Tars Tarkas, nine hundred large troopships, and with them their convoys.
I was dispatched, accordingly, in the troopship "Orontes," and landed a month later on Portsmouth jetty, with my health irretrievably ruined, but with permission from a paternal government to spend the next nine months in attempting to improve it.
In process of time, thanks to his intimate knowledge of drill and musketry exercise, the excellent Mulcahy, wearing the corporal's stripe, went out in a troopship and joined Her Majesty's Royal Loyal Musketeers, commonly known as the "Mavericks," because they were masterless and unbranded cattle - sons of small farmers in County Clare, shoeless vagabonds of Kerry, herders of Ballyvegan, much wanted "moonlighters" from the bare rainy headlands of the south coast, officered by O'Mores, Bradys, Hills, Kilreas, and the like.
Yet endurance and sacrifice prevailed, and the last troopships weighed anchor on Christmas Eve.
Q What happened to the troopships Dunera, Asturias and Dilwara?
In other announcements Britain poured scorn on German claims that U-boats had sunk US troopships in the Atlantic after several days in pursuit of the convoy.
Because, along with thousands of others, I was called up just after the war ended and put on troopships bound for places like Palestine, Egypt, Malaya, Korea etc.
Nick had sailed before, on troopships, and was fortunate in possessing a strong stomach.
Their arrival re-enacts the historic event of the two original ships, both then troopships, passing each other for the only time as they both entered Sydney Harbour on April 9, 1941 JAPAN Female Xiannu of two giant pandas eats bamboo after arriving from China at their new house at Tokyo''s Ueno Zoo.Japan hopes that the pandas will help warm bilateral ties strained over a territorial spat CUBA Ariadna Gomez smokes a cigar next to an image of Cuba''s long-time leader Fidel Castro during the 13th annual Cigar Festival in Havana.
Appropriately, Alfred and Emily ends with a scene I don't recall being in the Martha Quest series: her mother hosting and playing songs for the RAF pilots who were waiting for the troopships that would take them home after the war.
When Australia becomes involved in WWI, it seems very distant from Breaksea until a fleet of troopships arrive in the bay, waiting to sail to foreign seas and join the war.