a new ocean liner that claims to be the largest commercial vessel afloat
any vessel that is buoyant and steerable can be entered in the annual race down the river
Recent Examples on the WebCollaborating with Ferretti Group Engineering, Wally created a fuel-efficient vessel, excelling in displacement mode, with a range of about 1,000 nautical miles at 10 knots, thanks to its nearly 2,400-gal. fuel capacity.—Giacomo Barbaro, Robb Report, 15 Sep. 2023 Many boat owners have opted to put their vessels in storage earlier than usual to avoid risking damage from this weekend's storm.—Alex Sundby, CBS News, 14 Sep. 2023 The shipyard is of strategic importance to Russia because vessels in its Black Sea fleet are repaired there.—Dasha Litvinova and Illia Novikov, Anchorage Daily News, 13 Sep. 2023 With Lampedusa’s sole migrant residence having a capacity of about 450 beds, authorities scrambled to transfer the migrants via commercial ferries or coast guard vessels or planes to Sicily or Calabria in the southern toe of the Italian mainland.—Frances D'emilio, BostonGlobe.com, 13 Sep. 2023 The introductory boating safety course meets Ohio’s minimum course requirement for anyone born on or after Jan. 1, 1982 who operates a vessel greater than 10 horsepower.—Carol Kovach, cleveland, 12 Sep. 2023 The lower court also pointed to the submerged concrete blocks that stabilize the buoys as exactly the sort of danger to vessels that federal law prohibits.—Todd J. Gillman, Dallas News, 12 Sep. 2023 Excerpts of a new biography of Musk published by The Washington Post last week revealed that the Ukrainians in September 2022 had asked for the Starlink support to attack Russian naval vessels based at the Crimean port of Sevastopol.—Tara Copp, Fortune, 12 Sep. 2023 Two more ships successfully passed through a temporary Black Sea grain corridor, Zelensky said Saturday, bringing the number of vessels that have done so to four, according to Reuters.—Anumita Kaur, Washington Post, 3 Sep. 2023 See More
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Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin vascellum, diminutive of Latin vas vase, vessel