Recent Examples of mother ship from the Web
The results would be radioed back to the mother ship.
An overture of swooping, darting neon heralds the arrival of a mother ship that looks like a cross between a cathedral and a cosmic chandelier.
Shortly thereafter, in December 2004, Huygens departed the mother ship and made the first landing on an alien moon, touching down in the hydrocarbon slushes of Titan three weeks later.
Startups backed by Alexa Fund get special access to the Amazon mother ship.
Brooklyn was the mother ship and the Dodgers were the good guys, doing the right thing, signing black players and repeatedly reaching the World Series.
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First Known Use of mother ship
MOTHER SHIP Defined for English Language Learners
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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