rotor ship

noun

Definition of rotor ship

: a ship propelled by the pressure and suction of the wind acting on one or more revolving vertical cylinders

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First Known Use of rotor ship

1924, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rotor ship was in 1924

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“Rotor ship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rotor%20ship. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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