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[trans-ship] /trænsˈʃɪp/
verb (used with object), transshipped, transshipping.
to transfer from one ship, truck, freight car, or other conveyance to another.
verb (used without object), transshipped, transshipping.
to change from one ship or other conveyance to another.
Also, tranship.
Origin of transship
1785-95; trans- + ship1
Related forms
transshipment, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Jolo, however, remained an important port and a transshipping station to Mindanao until a late date.

    The History of Sulu Najeeb M. Saleeby
  • They went to the agent's office, and after transshipping their cargo set out one morning for Don Luis' finca.

    Wyndham's Pal Harold Bindloss
British Dictionary definitions for transshipping


verb -ships, -shipping, -shipped
to transfer or be transferred from one vessel or vehicle to another
Derived Forms
transshipment, transhipment, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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