Definition of Earthship in English:

Earthship

noun

  • 1The earth, regarded figuratively as a ship travelling through the heavens, space, etc.

  • 2Originally and chiefly Science Fiction. A spacecraft belonging to or originating from the planet earth.

  • 3Originally and chiefly US. A type of house designed to have a minimal impact on the environment, characterized by extreme energy efficiency and the use of recycled and natural building materials such as used tyres packed with earth.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Annual Review and History of Literature. From earth + ship.

Pronunciation

Earthship

/ˈəːθʃɪp/