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    Default what does this word mean in this context???

    I've come accross this sentence in my English textbook

    He was accused of having deserted his ship two months ago.

    The problem is I can't understand what 'ship' means. I don't think it's a kind of traffic transport like boat.
    Can anyone help?

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    Default Re: what does this word mean in this context???

    A vessel for transportation, why not!

    Some sailors jumpship or leave their ship, when they get to some countries, which is regarded as a mortal sin in seamanship.

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    Default Re: what does this word mean in this context???

    I believe your confusion is most likely from the word 'deserted'.

    Look up the word 'desertion' and I believe that will help.

    Wholeman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wholeman View Post
    I believe your confusion is most likely from the word 'deserted'.

    Look up the word 'desertion' and I believe that will help.

    Wholeman
    Yes, that's right!
    I think the word "ship" may have another meaning that refers to the prison or sth like that.

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    Default Re: what does this word mean in this context???

    Quote Originally Posted by vv0510_vn View Post
    Yes, that's right!
    I think the word "ship" may have another meaning that refers to the prison or sth like that.
    sth....I hate this abbreviation....this is an English forum. You should practice English, not text messaging shorthand.

    As to your problem, to say that "ship" means something other than a vessel that sails on water you will have to provide us more of the surrounding sentences. There is no context clue here based on what you have shown us.

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