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school ship

noun
1.
a vessel used in training students for nautical careers.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism
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  • In fact, his vessel was used as a school ship and he taught others how to handle and lift such lines and equipment.
  • We had a school ship, and four students lived on it at all times to keep the systems running and so forth.
  • Functioning primarily as a school ship, the vessel trained officers and seamen in mine warfare techniques.
British Dictionary definitions for school ship

school ship

noun
1.
a ship for training young men in seamanship, for a career in the regular or merchant navy
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