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

  • n. Nautical A commercial vessel that has no regular schedule but takes on and discharges cargo whenever hired to do so.

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  • n. a commercial steamship that has no regular schedule or published ports of call

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

  • n. a commercial steamer for hire; one having no regular schedule


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