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[moh-ter-ship] /ˈmoʊ tərˌʃɪp/
a ship driven by a diesel or other internal-combustion engine.
Also called motor vessel.
Origin of motorship
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Rapidly the motorship shot downward to the surface of the sea, landing on her hydroplanes.

  • Now if wed been out in our motorship Comet we shouldnt have had any trouble at all.

  • The motorship Comet I have also described in other books, so I will only mention it briefly here.

  • The big propellers whirred around like the blades of an electric fan, and the motorship quivered from end to end.

  • And it was this advancing wall of water which saved the lives of our friends and prevented the destruction of the motorship.

  • But just as Jerry got the propellers in motion, and as the motorship was slowly moving to one side the Winner topped her.

  • Mr. Glassford, as my old readers probably remember, was the man who first helped our heroes to construct their motorship.

  • As they began falling downward they could hear from below murmurs of fear, for the great crowd thought the motorship was wrecked.

  • Here safe, remarked Ned as he prepared to descend from the deck of the motorship.

  • They said they would need a day to stock up the motorship for a long voyage, and get plenty of gasolene aboard.

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