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  • n. A vessel used for the education and training of sailors
  • n. A vessel used as a reformatory

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A vessel employed as a nautical training school, in which naval apprentices receive their education at the expense of the state, and are trained for service as sailors. Also, a vessel used as a reform school to which boys are committed by the courts to be disciplined, and instructed as mariners.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A vessel used for the instruction and training of boys and young men in practical seamanship.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a ship used to train students as sailors

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