Definition of slave ship in English:

slave ship


  • A ship transporting slaves, especially one carrying slaves from Africa.

    • ‘Well, the world focused on West Africa for more than a week as a reputed slave ship carrying as many as 250 children was reported off the coast.’
    • ‘Interestingly, when Moravian officials offered to transport her to St. Thomas aboard a Danish slave ship in 1776, Rebecca refused.’
    • ‘He was very close to his maternal great grandmother, who was brought from Africa on a slave ship; it was through her that he developed an appreciation for nature, which became an important element in his work.’
    • ‘Then came an offer from some planters for Crusoe to act as a trader on a slave ship bound for Africa.’
    • ‘That has pretty much been the case since the first slave ship docked in the country back in 1619.’
    • ‘In 1650 a slave ship sailing from Panama to Lima was wrecked off Ecuador.’
    • ‘In 1839, the Spanish slave ship Amistad set sail from Havana, Cuba, to the Island of Principe with 53 Africans aboard including Joseph Cinque, an African prince.’
    • ‘The slave ship sailed from the home country with a cargo of manufactured goods.’
    • ‘His grandmother came to the U.S. on a slave ship from the gold coast of Africa, and he was proud of his African roots.’
    • ‘One could either become fostered to anyone willing to pay for the privilege or be sent away on a slave ship.’