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 Dredging crews are moving massive amounts of sand to free a skyscraper-size container ship stuck in the Suez Canal, one of the world’s busiest shipping routes. USA Today, 26 Mar. 2021 On Monday, a 10-foot bronze replica of the Statue of Liberty, made from the original plaster cast, set sail onboard a container ship from a French port, The Associated Press reported. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, 9 June 2021 In the port of Suez, just a short distance from the MV Aman, the Egyptian government has detained a Turkish captain, Vehbi Kara, in a hotel room, as the legal guardian of another container ship, infested with rats and abandoned in January 2020. Drew Hinshaw, WSJ, 30 Apr. 2021 An example of the problem is the voyage of the container ship CMA CGM T.Jefferson. Carl Nolte, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Apr. 2021 In that decade, the average capacity of a container ship grew 28 percent, according to the International Transport Forum, a unit of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. New York Times, 30 Mar. 2021 Google is celebrating the unblocking of the container ship Ever Given from the banks of the Suez Canal with an Easter egg on their Search engine. Coral Murphy Marcos, USA TODAY, 30 Mar. 2021 Remember that giant container ship that got jammed in the Suez Canal in March? Jon Dwoskin, Forbes, 25 May 2021 Governments tend to embrace new technology and turn with the nimbleness of a container ship. Jessica Billingsley, Rolling Stone, 10 May 2021

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First Known Use of container ship

1966, in the meaning defined above

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24 Jun 2021

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“Container ship.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of container ship

: a large ship made to carry cargo containers


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