Definition of Longship

1. Noun. A type of naval vessel made by the Vikings. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Longship

1. a medieval ship [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Longship

longlived
longly
longmynd rocks
longneck
longneck eel
longnecks
longness
longnesses
longnose
longnose gar
longpig
longroot
longrunning
longs
longshanks
longship (current term)
longships
longshore
longshore drift
longshoreman
longshoremen
longshorewoman
longshorewomen
longshoring
longshorings
longshot
longshots
longsighted
longsightedness
longsleeved

Literary usage of Longship

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1. In Northern Mists: Arctic Exploration in Early Times by Fridtjof Nansen (1911)
"It is also Greek trading-vessel and longship (warship), from a vase painting (about 500 BC) quite possible that by the aid of the rectangle formed by the ..."

2. A History of the County of Inverness (Mainland) by James Cameron Lees (1897)
"The historian means to indicate by the term buss- (ship) that here there was built a longship of a new type for the first time in Norway. ..."

3. The Stories of the Kings of Norway Called the Round World (Heimskringla) by Snorri Sturluson (1905)
"... as a longship, seems to have begun with fifteen oars aside and gone up to ... the ' Heimskringla' makes no mention by name of this kind of longship. ..."

4. The Saga Library by Eiríkr Magnússon, William Morris (1894)
"So throughly fell the folk of Erling that no man stood up on the longship save he alone. It was both that men craved little peace, nor got aught when they ..."

5. On the Spanish Main: Or, Some English Forays on the Isthmus of Darien. With by John Masefield (1906)
"The longship, in peace time, was no doubt used as a trader, ... The longship, or galley, being, essentially, an oar vessel, had to fulfil certain simple ..."

6. Sagas and Songs of the Norsemen by Albany Featherstonehaugh Major (1894)
"For victory in battle, Fair voyage o'er the main ; To Niord then prays she To swell the great sails And speed the good longship With favouring gales ..."

7. The Viking Age: The Early History, Manners, and Customs of the Ancestors of by Paul Belloni Du Chaillu (1890)
"The same evening the king, together with Thorberg, went to see how the ship looked, and every man said he had never seen an equally large or fine longship. ..."

8. Fores's Sporting Notes & Sketches. a Quarterly Magazine Descriptive of (1897)
"This style of fishing the lobster we shall explain as we go along, when going out with longship Jack, who was known to be the cleverest ..."

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