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training ship

a ship equipped for training novices in seamanship, as for naval service.
Origin of training ship
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It looks after the welfare of several hundred boys on a Thames training-ship, and of some two thousand children in various homes.

  • Henry, the training-ship boy, occupies an anomalous classification.

  • In fact, the training-ship boy, Henry, is the only one who has never lapsed.

  • When we were last in Sydney, we took on board three boys from the training-ship Tingira who had volunteered.

    The British Navy Book Cyril Field
  • Again he called, with a marked change of voice, and the Henry he called to I concluded was the training-ship boy.

  • He did not look sailor-like, as did Henry, the training-ship boy; and yet I felt at once that he was a sailor, and an able one.

  • Those who have gone through the round of instruction given in a training-ship.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • She is a great white steamer, full rigged, and is used as a training-ship.

  • We went on board a training-ship for poor boys taken from the streets, to fit them for becoming seamen in the merchant service.

  • He has twelve days' leave before going on board the training-ship.

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