container ship

\ kən-ˈtā-nər-ˌship How to pronounce container ship (audio) \
variants: or less commonly containership

Definition of container ship

: a ship specially designed or equipped for carrying containerized cargo

Examples of container ship in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the last 20 years, the size of the container ship has doubled – and the largest ships sailing today can haul 24,000 containers (TEU)—equal to the capacity of a freight train 44 miles long. Forbes, 1 June 2022 What else has started off on a container ship and wound up in the ocean? Kathryn Schulz, The New Yorker, 30 May 2022 Cornwall owes its dragon population to the Tokio Express, a container ship that sailed from Rotterdam for North America in February of 1997 and ran into foul weather twenty miles off Land’s End. Kathryn Schulz, The New Yorker, 30 May 2022 The Ever Given, a 219,000-ton container ship, lodged itself across the Suez Canal. John Anderson, WSJ, 17 May 2022 Nobody wants to watch a container ship attacked with a bomb, so the Air Force must depict the target as secretly armed. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 10 May 2022 Coronavirus, war in Ukraine, Brexit, and a container ship wedged in the Suez Canal have combined to delay deliveries of everything from bicycles to pet food. Nick Carey, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 May 2022 The pinnacle has been the Ocean series, featuring whiskeys that are stowed onboard a container ship to travel around the world. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 8 Apr. 2022 In the meantime, companies are trying to squeeze more goods onto each container ship. Amy Feldman, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of container ship

1966, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jul 2022

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“Container ship.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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