factory ship

noun

Definition of factory ship

: a ship equipped to process a whale or fish catch at sea

Examples of factory ship in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If the store orders directly from the manufacturer, make sure your purchase contract requires the store to provide a copy of its factory invoice for the carpet, showing your name and the style, color and amount of carpet the factory shipped. Kevin Brasler, Washington Post, "The cost-conscious consumer’s guide to buying carpet," 9 July 2019 The mother factory ship Nisshin-maru and two support boats that used to go to the Antarctic will travel as far as Japan's 200 nautical mile exclusive economic zone to catch minke, Bryde's and sei whales. Mari Yamaguchi, Anchorage Daily News, "Japanese whalers bring home their first commercial catch in 31 years," 2 July 2019 In some past investigations, the NTSB, such as in the 2008 sinking of the Alaska Ranger factory ship, has reached a different probable cause of the sinking of a vessel. Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times, "Freezing spray probably sank Seattle-based Destination, NTSB finds," 12 July 2018 Last year, American factories shipped barely 300,000 vehicles to China, or about 1 percent of the market. NBC News, "Beijing Auto Show hints at big changes to come — for the U.S. as well as China," 27 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of factory ship

1851, in the meaning defined above

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24 Dec 2019

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“Factory ship.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/factory%20ship. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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