Definition of Picket ship

1. Noun. A ship serving as a picket.

Generic synonyms: Picket



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Picket Ship

pickerels
pickerelweed
pickerelweed family
pickerelweeds
pickeries
pickering
pickeringite
pickers
pickery
picket
picket boat
picket fence
picket fences
picket line
picket pool
picket ship (current term)
picketboat
picketboats
picketed
picketee
picketees
picketer
picketers
picketing
pickets
pickfest
pickguard
pickier
pickies
pickiest

Literary usage of Picket ship

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1. The Final Campaign: Marines in the Victory on Okinawa by Joseph H. Alexander (1996)
"On 16 April, VMF-441 raced to the rescue of the picket ship Laffey, already hit by five suiciders. The Corsairs shot down 17 attackers in short order, ..."

2. The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray by William Makepeace Thackeray, Sir Leslie Stephen (1899)
"For the whom Mrs. Brandon attended, the remedy was of priceless Tab" He would send her some. His friend, Captain Morgan, of ; Southampton picket-ship, ..."

3. American Heroes and Heroism by William Augustus Mowry, Arthur May Mowry (1903)
"Having paddled for ten hours he reached the picket ship, which he hailed, and then fell exhausted in the bottom of the boat. Cushing's return and the news ..."

4. Setup: What the Air Force Did in Vietnam and Why by Earl H. Tilford, Jr. (1991)
"... or the EC-121 code-named Disco and the Navy radar picket ship called Red Crown (all involved in gathering or monitoring various electronic signals), ..."

5. General Information Series by United States Office of Naval Intelligence, United States, Office of Naval Intelligence (1884)
"... our picket ship, sank the junks with their crews, but the transport continued to drift with the current, threatening in succession several vessels. ..."

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