weather ship

noun

: a ship that makes observations for use by meteorologists

Examples of weather ship in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Nazis had to use long-range aircraft and secret weather ships to gather observations. Hannah Fry, The New Yorker, 24 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of weather ship was in 1946

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“Weather ship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weather%20ship. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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