longship NOUN a long, narrow warship with oars and a sail, used by the Vikings.

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  • longship — O.E. langscip man of war; see LONG (Cf. long) (adj.) + SHIP (Cf. ship) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Longship — The Gokstad ship, on display at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway. Longships were sea vessels made and used by the Vikings from the Nordic countries for trade, commerce, exploration, and warfare during the Viking Age. The longship’s design… …   Wikipedia

  • longship — /lawng ship , long /, n. a medieval ship used in northern Europe esp. by the Norse, having a long, narrow, open hull, a single square sail, and a large number of oars, which provided most of the propulsion. [1560 70; LONG1 + SHIP] * * * or Viking …   Universalium

  • longship — UK [ˈlɒŋˌʃɪp] / US [ˈlɔŋˌʃɪp] noun [countable] Word forms longship : singular longship plural longships a long narrow ship used in the past by vikings …   English dictionary

  • longship — /ˈlɒŋʃɪp/ (say longship) noun an ancient ship, having a long, narrow, open hull, propelled by a sail and a number of oars, especially ships of war and other ships, as of the Vikings in northern Europe …  

  • longship — noun Date: 1568 a long sail and oar ship used by the Vikings …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • longship — noun A type of naval vessel made by the Vikings …   Wiktionary

  • longship — long|ship [ lɔŋ,ʃıp ] noun count a long narrow ship used in the past by VIKINGS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • longship — noun a long, narrow warship, with oars and a sail, used by the Vikings and other ancient northern European peoples …   English new terms dictionary

  • longship — noun (C) a long narrow open ship used by the Vikings …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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