Ro-Ro

noun
\ ˈrō-ˌrō How to pronounce Ro-Ro (audio) \

Definition of Ro-Ro

: a ship designed and equipped to allow vehicles (such as automobiles or tanks) to be driven on or off

First Known Use of Ro-Ro

1969, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ro-Ro

roll on, roll off

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“Ro-Ro.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ro-Ro. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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