weather ship

noun

Definition of weather ship

: a ship that makes observations for use by meteorologists

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The Nazis had to use long-range aircraft and secret weather ships to gather observations. Hannah Fry, The New Yorker, "Why Weather Forecasting Keeps Getting Better," 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of weather ship

1946, in the meaning defined above

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