mother ship

noun
|Updated on: 28 Jun 2018

Definition of mother ship

: a ship serving smaller craft

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First Known Use of mother ship

1867

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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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