factory ship

factory ship
factory ships
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A factory ship is a large fishing boat which has equipment for processing the fish that are caught, for example by cleaning or freezing them, before it returns to port.

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  • factory ship — ➔ ship1 * * * factory ship UK US noun [C] PRODUCTION ► a big fishing boat that has equipment for cleaning and freezing fish as soon as they are caught …   Financial and business terms

  • factory ship — factory ,ship noun count a large fishing boat that carries equipment to process and freeze fish that are caught …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Factory ship — A factory ship, also known as a fish processing vessel, is a large ocean going vessel with extensive on board facilities for processing and freezing caught fish. According to the FAO, there are about 38,400 vessels greater than 100 tons in the… …   Wikipedia

  • factory ship — 1. a whaling ship equipped to process killed whales and to transport the oil and by products. 2. Also called factory trawler. a large fishing vessel, usually a stern trawler, equipped for processing and freezing fish at sea. [1925 30] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • factory ship — noun a whaling ship equipped to process whale products at sea • Hypernyms: ↑whaler, ↑whaling ship * * * ˈfactory ship f16 [factory ship] noun a large ship used for catching fish, that has equipment for cleaning and freezing the fish on board …   Useful english dictionary

  • factory ship — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms factory ship : singular factory ship plural factory ships a large fishing boat that carries equipment to process and freeze fish that are caught …   English dictionary

  • factory ship — /ˈfæktəri ʃɪp/ (say faktuhree ship) noun 1. a ship equipped to process killed whales and to store and transport the oil and by products. 2. a ship equipped to process fish …   Australian-English dictionary

  • factory ship — noun Date: 1851 a ship equipped to process a whale or fish catch at sea …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • factory ship — noun a fishing or whaling ship with facilities for immediate processing of the catch …   English new terms dictionary

  • factory ship — fac′tory ship n. bus a fishing vessel equipped to process the catch at sea …   From formal English to slang

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