store·​ship ˈstȯr-ˌship How to pronounce storeship (audio)
: a ship used to carry supplies

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Other businessmen followed suit, and by late 1850 there were dozens of storeships on the waterfront. Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Feb. 2018 The catastrophe spelled the beginning of the end of the storeships. Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Chronicle, 16 Feb. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1693, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of storeship was in 1693

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Cite this Entry

“Storeship.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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