vesselnoun [ C ]uk /ˈves.əl/ us /ˈves.əl/
vessel noun [ C ] (SHIP)
- The 169,000-ton vessel went down during a typhoon in the South China Sea.
- The company has five oceangoing vessels.
- A warning went out to fishing vessels in the region.
- Refugees are making hazardous journeys in unsafe vessels.
- His vessel went down off the coast of Australia.