schoolship

Schoolship

School"ship`\, n. A vessel employed as a nautical training school, in which naval apprentices receive their education at the expense of the state, and are trained for service as sailors. Also, a vessel used as a reform school to which boys are committed by the courts to be disciplined, and instructed as mariners.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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