A ship specially constructed and equipped to carry only containers without associated equipment, in all available cargo spaces, either below or above deck. Containerships are usually non-self-sustaining, do not have built-in capability to load or off-load containers, and require port crane service. A containership with shipboard-installed cranes capable of loading and off-loading containers without assistance of port crane service is considered self-sustaining. See also non-self-sustaining containership; self-sustaining containership.

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  • containership — noun Date: 1966 a ship specially designed or equipped for carrying containerized cargo …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • containership — noun In object oriented programming, the conceptual containment of one object inside another …   Wiktionary

  • containership — n. ship which carries cargo containers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • containership — con•tain•er•ship [[t]kənˈteɪ nərˌʃɪp[/t]] n. trs a usu. large ship built to transport containerized cargo • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

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  • non-self-sustaining containership — A containership that does not have a built in capability to load or off load containers, and requires a port crane or craneship service. Also called NSSCS. See also containership; self sustaining containership …   Military dictionary