Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A ship for transporting troops.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A ship used to transport military troops.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A vessel built or fitted for the conveyance of troops; a transport.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ship for the conveyance of troops; a transport.

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

  • n. ship for transporting troops

Etymologies

From troop +‎ ship. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The troopship was a converted "cattlewagon" made to carry two hundred colonists and assorted bushes and beasts.

    The Forever War

  • Basheer asked him where he was when the war ended, and he said, On a troopship heading for Japan.

    March 28th, 2009

  • I left England with the 14th Army on the troopship 'ORION' to India from where we came home on the American Warship the 'General Anderson'.

    Frank Cox

  • Shaw traced the origins of these expectations to the wreck of the Birkenhead, a troopship and one of the Royal Navy's earliest steamships that had hit a rock and foundered off the coast of South Africa in 1852.

    Why must a captain never leave a sinking ship?

  • Julia had traveled back on a packed troopship with Rosie Frame and was full of funny stories.

    A Covert Affair

  • On March 8, 1944, to the jaunty sound of band music, they boarded the SS Mariposa, an elegant luxury liner that had been used to run tourists from California to Hawaii before being requisitioned as a troopship, and set sail for India.

    A Covert Affair

  • Julia, along with Rosie and Ellie, was scheduled to fly to Calcutta, where she was booked on a troopship for New York.

    A Covert Affair

  • She declined a priority flight to Washington and instead took the first troopship headed for New York.

    A Covert Affair

  • Only now he was in New York, fresh off a troopship, and had rung up and asked to see her.

    A Covert Affair

  • For Terran based troops, his quarters were nothing more than a closet, but aboard the troopship, they were considered almost lavish.

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