container ship

noun
\ 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

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Grand Bahama is home to the Freeport Container Port, a deep water port for oceangoing container ships. Dee-ann Durbin And Adriana Gomez Licon, chicagotribune.com, "Tourist-dependent Bahamas says it’s still open for business," 12 Sep. 2019 Grand Bahama is home to the Freeport Container Port, a deep water port for oceangoing container ships. Washington Post, "Tourist-dependent Bahamas says it’s still open for business," 9 Sep. 2019 The larger canal allowed quicker access to the U.S. East Coast for super-sized container ships carrying goods from Asian manufacturers. Pamela Wood, baltimoresun.com, "Feds award long-sought grant to help expand Baltimore’s Howard Street Tunnel but not as much as Maryland wanted," 22 July 2019 The Mediterranean, too, seems less of an impediment from above, with container ships and refugee dinghies crossing what is increasingly a common Euro-African space. The Economist, "Europe’s long vacation flight home," 29 Aug. 2019 In June of that year, seven sailors were killed when the USS Fitzgerald collided with the MV ACX Crystal, a container ship. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "The US Navy says no to touchscreens—maybe automakers should, too," 12 Aug. 2019 The lawsuit identifies the vessel as the M/V Maersk Idaho, a 958-foot-long container ship weighing 62,000 deadweight tons. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Family of late Kemah Police Chief Chris Reed files lawsuit alleging wrongful death, negligence," 23 July 2019 Thinking of something as seemingly routine as a container ship or cargo dock as a weapon might seem far-fetched. Christopher R. O'dea, National Review, "How China Weaponized the Global Supply Chain," 20 June 2019 However, Maersk says that this doesn’t mean container ships will be flocking to the Arctic anytime soon. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "A Container Ship Is Sailing Through the Arctic for the First Time," 18 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of container ship

1966, in the meaning defined above

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container ship

noun

English Language Learners Definition of container ship

: a large ship made to carry cargo containers

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