mother ship

noun

Definition of mother ship

  1. :  a ship serving smaller craft

1867

First Known Use of mother ship

1867


MOTHER SHIP Defined for English Language Learners

mother ship

noun

Definition of mother ship for English Language Learners

  • : a large ship or spaceship that sends out boats or smaller spaceships to explore, do scientific research, etc.


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