trans·​ship | \ tran(sh)-ˈship How to pronounce transship (audio) , tran(t)s- \
variants: or less commonly
transshipped also transhipped; transshipping also transhipping; transships also tranships

Definition of transship

transitive verb

: to transfer for further transportation from one ship or conveyance to another

intransitive verb

: to change from one ship or conveyance to another

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Other Words from transship

transshipment or less commonly transhipment \ tran(sh)-​ˈship-​mənt How to pronounce transhipment (audio) , tran(t)s-​ \ noun

Examples of transship in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Washington’s campaign in recent years included slapping punitive duties, in addition to the broad tariffs, on Chinese-origin goods from steel to furniture that the U.S. Commerce Department deemed to have been transshipped. Chuin-wei Yap, WSJ, "American Tariffs on China Are Being Blunted by Trade Cheats," 26 June 2019 Methamphetamine is often smuggled from Laos, and commonly transshipped from Myanmar, where it is produced., "Methamphetamine Seizures Lead Surge in Thai Drug Busts," 3 Apr. 2018 Canada first announced plans to strengthen the rules on diversion and transshipping last year but didn’t immediately bring them into force. Kim Mackrael, WSJ, "Canada Announces New Antidumping Measures," 27 Mar. 2018 The fuel is transshipped onto cheaper conventional vessels in northwest Europe at terminals with the facilities to do so, including the U.K.’s Isle of Grain., "Why the U.S. Is Buying Natural Gas From Russia," 19 Jan. 2018 The ports handle more than 40 percent of the waterborne freight entering the nation, and unloading container ships and transshipping their contents employ as many as 1.6 million Southern Californians. Dan Walters, San Francisco Chronicle, "California ports celebrate a merry Christmas," 25 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of transship

1792, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Transship.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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