lightship [līt′ship΄]
a ship moored in a place dangerous or important to navigation and bearing a light or lights and foghorns, sirens, etc. by which ships are warned or guided

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  • lightship — light ship , Light ship Light ship (l[imac]t sh[i^]p ), n. (Naut.) A vessel equipped like a lighthouse, carrying at the masthead a brilliant light, and moored off a shoal or place of dangerous navigation where a permanent lighthouse would be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lightship — can mean:*Lightvessel For permanently moored ships that have light beacons mounted on them, see Lightvessel*Lightship condition in which a vessel has the least draft possible. The scenario is usually taken to be an unloaded vessel during the… …   Wikipedia

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  • Lightship — The Lightship Group bezeichnet sich selbst als größten Betreiber von Luftschiffen weltweit. (Stand Anf. 2005) Firmengeschichte Eins der MetLife Luftschiffe 1987 wurde die American Blimp Corporation (ABC) von Jim Thiele, der das Konzept der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lightship A-60 — Die „Spirit of Europe II“ wurde von ABC gebaut Die American Blimp Corporation (ABC) stellt Prallluftschiffe vorwiegend für Luftwerbung her. Die Firma wurde 1987 gegründet. Der Firmensitz ist in im US amerikanischen Hillsboro, Oregon. Viele der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • lightship — UK [ˈlaɪtˌʃɪp] / US noun [countable] Word forms lightship : singular lightship plural lightships a small ship that stays in a particular place and uses a powerful light to show other ships where to go or to warn them of danger …   English dictionary

  • lightship — /luyt ship /, n. a ship anchored in a specific location and displaying or flashing a very bright light for the guidance of ships, as in avoiding dangerous areas. Abbr.: LS [1830 40; LIGHT1 + SHIP] * * *       marine navigation and warning beacon… …   Universalium

  • lightship — [[t]la͟ɪtʃɪp[/t]] lightships N COUNT A lightship is a small ship that stays in one place and has a powerful flashing lamp. Lightships are used to guide ships or to warn them of danger …   English dictionary

  • Lightship Ambrose — was the name of the lightship serving as the sentinel beacon marking Ambrose Channel, the main shipping channel for New York Harbor, from 1823 until the station was replaced by Ambrose Light, a Texas Tower, in 1967. Between 1823 and 1967, several …   Wikipedia

  • Lightship Nantucket — United States lightship Nantucket (LV 112) Career …   Wikipedia

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