a ship for the conveyance of military troops; transport.

1860–65; troop + ship Unabridged
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troopship (ˈtruːpˌʃɪp)
a ship, usually a converted merchant ship, used to transport military personnel

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The troopship will be laid up upon arrival here for an extensive overhauling.
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