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"vessel" in American English

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vesselnoun [C]

 us   /ˈves·əl/
  • vessel noun [C] (SHIP)

a large boat or ship: A scattering of vessels anchored in the harbor.
  • vessel noun [C] (CONTAINER)

a container used to hold liquids: We used bowls, pots, bottles, pitchers – any vessels we could find.
  • vessel noun [C] (TUBE)

a tube that carries liquid, esp. blood, through the body: Blood clots clogged the vessels.
(Definition of vessel from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"vessel" in British English

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vesselnoun [C]

uk   /ˈves.əl/  us   /ˈves.əl/
  • vessel noun [C] (SHIP)

formal a large boat or a ship: a cargo/fishing/naval/patrol/sailing/supply vessel

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  • vessel noun [C] (TUBE)

a tube that carries liquids such as blood through the body: A heart attack is caused by the blood vessels that supply the blood to the heart muscle getting blocked.
(Definition of vessel from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vessel" in Business English

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vesselnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈvesəl/ TRANSPORT
a large boat or a ship: Two tugboats guided the 70,000 ton vessel into port. a cargo/container/freight vessel a commercial/merchant/naval vessel a salvage/supply vessel a fishing/patrol/research vessel an ocean-going/sea-going vessel
(Definition of vessel from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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