Phantom ship
Phantom Phan"tom, n. [OE. fantome, fantosme, fantesme, OF. fant[^o]me, fr. L. phantasma, Gr. ?, fr. ? to show. See {Fancy}, and cf. {Pha["e]ton}, {Phantasm}, {Phase}.] That which has only an apparent existence; an apparition; a specter; a phantasm; a sprite; an airy spirit; an ideal image. [1913 Webster]

Strange phantoms rising as the mists arise. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

She was a phantom of delight. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

{Phantom ship}. See {Flying Dutchman}, under {Flying}.

{Phantom tumor} (Med.), a swelling, especially of the abdomen, due to muscular spasm, accumulation of flatus, etc., simulating an actual tumor in appearance, but disappearing upon the administration of an an[ae]sthetic. [1913 Webster]


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  • phantom — I UK [ˈfæntəm] / US noun [countable] Word forms phantom : singular phantom plural phantoms 1) the spirit of a dead person that someone believes they can see 2) something that you imagine but that is not real II UK [ˈfæntəm] / US adjective [only… …   English dictionary

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