Definition of troopship in US English:



  • A ship designed or used for transporting troops.

    • ‘Generally, troopships moved units to the theaters.’
    • ‘His frigate served initially as a troopship in the 1801 operations, before assuming the role of a hospital ship.’
    • ‘Our troopship came into a former Japanese naval port and after a few hours we were put on a train.’
    • ‘Had one of our aircraft-carriers or troopships been sunk before the troops got ashore, British forces would have been in deep trouble.’
    • ‘Ship casualties would have been higher if bombs had burst on impact, and British prospects would have been poor if troopships rather than warships had been lost.’