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2 definitions found
 for transport ship
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Transport \Trans"port\, n. [F. See Transport, v.]
     1. Transportation; carriage; conveyance.
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              The Romans . . . stipulated with the Carthaginians
              to furnish them with ships for transport and war.
                                                    --Arbuthnot.
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     2. A vessel employed for transporting, especially for
        carrying soldiers, warlike stores, or provisions, from one
        place to another, or to convey convicts to their
        destination; -- called also transport ship, transport
        vessel.
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     3. Vehement emotion; passion; ecstasy; rapture.
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              With transport views the airy rule his own,
              And swells on an imaginary throne.    --Pope.
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              Say not, in transports of despair,
              That all your hopes are fled.         --Doddridge.
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     4. A convict transported, or sentenced to exile.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  transport ship
      n 1: a ship for carrying soldiers or military equipment

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