transport vessel
Transport Trans"port, n. [F. See {Transport}, v.] 1. Transportation; carriage; conveyance. [1913 Webster]

The Romans . . . stipulated with the Carthaginians to furnish them with ships for transport and war. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

2. A vessel employed for transporting, especially for carrying soldiers, warlike stores, or provisions, from one place to another, or to convey convicts to their destination; -- called also {transport ship}, {transport vessel}. [1913 Webster]

3. Vehement emotion; passion; ecstasy; rapture. [1913 Webster]

With transport views the airy rule his own, And swells on an imaginary throne. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

Say not, in transports of despair, That all your hopes are fled. --Doddridge. [1913 Webster]

4. A convict transported, or sentenced to exile. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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