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troopship

[troop-ship] /ˈtrupˌʃɪp/
noun
1.
a ship for the conveyance of military troops; transport.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; troop + ship
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troopship

/ˈtruːpˌʃɪp/
noun
1.
a ship, usually a converted merchant ship, used to transport military personnel
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