lightship lightship  /ˈlaɪ ˌtʃɪp/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a ship equipped like a lighthouse and anchored where a permanent lighthouse would be impracticable

Usage(s):

  1. Four dashes, repeated for one minute every three minutes, is the radio beacon signal of the lightship that guards dread Nantucket Shoals.
  2. Ahead, inside Sambro lightship, lay dense patches of fog, but that was nothing to worry about.

News

  • Centenarian still talks up the lightships

    Stanley "Bob" Barboza's experience in supplying, maintaining and working aboard lightships takes him back to 1934.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Standard-Times

Quotes

  • "My first view is, how do I protect mother, the lightship," Mr. Fuld says. "That's just not our gear. Our gear is how to protect our balance sheet."
    on Oct 28, 2007 By: Richard S Fuld Source: BlueRidgeNow.com

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