troopship

noun

troop·​ship ˈtrüp-ˌship How to pronounce troopship (audio)
: a ship or aircraft for carrying troops : transport

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web My family spent less than five months living in the classroom of a former private school, a brief way station before sailing on a converted U.S troopship to New York and ultimately starting their lives over on a New Jersey chicken farm. Seth Stern, The Christian Science Monitor, 30 Sep. 2020 In the hours of darkness, a mighty concentration of ships, troopships, supply ships, warships, moved quietly up the Channel and made their rendezvous in the Bay of the Seine. Time, 6 June 2019 In May 1946, Richard Wright, his wife, Ellen, and their daughter, Julia, left New York Harbor on board the SS Brazil, an old cargo boat transformed into a troopship and now a passenger liner. Longreads, 10 Apr. 2018 In the hours of darkness, a mighty concentration of ships, troopships, supply ships, warships, moved quietly up the Channel and made their rendezvous in the Bay of the Seine. Time, 6 June 2019 In May 1946, Richard Wright, his wife, Ellen, and their daughter, Julia, left New York Harbor on board the SS Brazil, an old cargo boat transformed into a troopship and now a passenger liner. Longreads, 10 Apr. 2018 The setting is a troopship a few days out of New York City and bound for France. Patricia Clifford, Smithsonian, 25 Oct. 2017 While the Luftwaffe couldn't find any troopship, German planes did discover several ships docked at the Straits of Gubal, between the Sinai Peninsula and the West coast of the Red Sea. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, 19 Oct. 2017 Join the Dorchester troopship, headed for Europe in 1943. Elliot Kaufman, National Review, 4 July 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1800, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of troopship was in 1800

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“Troopship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/troopship. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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