longship

noun
long·​ship | \ ˈlȯŋ-ˌship How to pronounce longship (audio) \

Definition of longship

: a long sail and oar ship used by the Vikings

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Step aboard restored Viking longships in Oslo, and listen to Viking lore that has been passed down through the centuries. National Geographic, "Norway Expedition: Nordic Cultures and Arctic Exploration," 10 Sep. 2019 The newest cruise ships, known as longships, are essentially floating hotels, almost 450 feet long and able to accommodate several hundred guests. Marc Santora, New York Times, "Before Fatal Boat Crash in Budapest, Safety Warnings Went Unheeded," 11 June 2019 Tour Viking longship replica in Geneva A Viking warship replica will be open for tours from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Good Templar Park in Geneva. Joy Davis, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora church to celebrate anniversary," 12 July 2018 The second book compasses the long history of water-going vessels, from Mesopotamian rafts, Greek triremes and Viking longships to the ages of sail and steam and beyond. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "Children’s Books: So Much to See—and Talk About," 12 July 2018 On the carpet, a line drawing of a Viking longship, sections of which are repeated elsewhere in the decor. Marjie Lambert, chicagotribune.com, "Viking joins Miami's fleet of ocean-going cruise ships," 20 Feb. 2018 On the carpet, a line drawing of a Viking longship, sections of which are repeated elsewhere in the decor. Marjie Lambert, chicagotribune.com, "Viking joins Miami's fleet of ocean-going cruise ships," 20 Feb. 2018 Vikings have gone down in history as legendary navigators, sailing their longships to places like Britain, Ireland, Greenland and even Newfoundland. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Simulation Suggests Viking Sunstones of Legend Could Have Worked," 9 Apr. 2018 On the carpet, a line drawing of a Viking longship, sections of which are repeated elsewhere in the decor. Marjie Lambert, chicagotribune.com, "Viking joins Miami's fleet of ocean-going cruise ships," 20 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of longship

1770, in the meaning defined above

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