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English definition of “ship”

ship

noun [C]     /ʃɪp/
A2 a large boat for travelling on water, especially across the sea: a sailing ship a merchant/naval ship They boarded (= went on to) a ship that was sailing (= leaving) the next day.Passenger, cargo and military shipsBoats and sailing craft
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