from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a vessel on board of which boys are trained as sailors.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ship equipped with officers, instructors, etc., for training lads to be seamen.

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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  • As I stood on the fantail and looked back at the wake of the training ship the Empire State, I felt that it created a smooth sea in its path.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • Midshipman J. P. Farrell at the helm of the training ship Empire State while serving as a cadet in the U.S. Maritime Administration.

    Manifesting Michelangelo


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