troopship

noun
troop·​ship | \ˈtrüp-ˌship \

Definition of troopship 

: a ship or aircraft for carrying troops : transport

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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, "When Sartre and Beauvoir Started a Magazine," 10 Apr. 2018 The setting is a troopship a few days out of New York City and bound for France. Patricia Clifford, Smithsonian, "Why Did So Few Novels Tackle the 1918 Pandemic?," 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, "Take a 360-Degree Tour to See a World War II Shipwreck in Stunning Detail," 19 Oct. 2017 Join the Dorchester troopship, headed for Europe in 1943. Elliot Kaufman, National Review, "Grace on the Fourth of July," 4 July 2017

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First Known Use of troopship

1800, in the meaning defined above

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troopship

noun

English Language Learners Definition of troopship

: a ship used to transport soldiers

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