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1. vessel  (noun) 
a craft designed for water transportation

  Also known as: watercraft

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bareboat - a vessel (such as a yacht) that can be chartered without a captain or crew or provisions
boat - a small vessel for travel on water
fishing boat / fishing smack / fishing vessel - a vessel for fishing
galley - (classical antiquity) a crescent-shaped seagoing vessel propelled by oars
galley - a large medieval vessel with a single deck propelled by sails and oars with guns at stern and prow
iceboat / ice yacht / scooter - a sailing vessel with runners and a cross-shaped frame
Merrimac - an iron-clad vessel built by the Confederate forces in the hope of breaking the blockade imposed by the North
Monitor - an iron-clad vessel built by Federal forces to do battle with the Merrimac
patrol boat / patrol ship - a vessel assigned to patrol an area
sailing vessel / sailing ship - a vessel that is powered by the wind
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
shrimper - a vessel engaged in shrimping
weather ship - an oceangoing vessel equipped to make meteorological observations
yacht / racing yacht - an expensive vessel propelled by sail or power and used for cruising or racing

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2. vessel  (noun) 
an object used as a container (especially for liquids)

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autoclave / sterilizer / steriliser - a device for heating substances above their boiling point
barrel / cask - a cylindrical container that holds liquids
basin - a bowl-shaped vessel
bath - a vessel containing liquid in which something is immersed (as to process it or to maintain it at a constant temperature or to lubricate it)
bathtub / bathing tub / bath / tub - a relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body
bedpan - a shallow vessel used by a bedridden patient for defecation and urination
boiler / steam boiler - sealed vessel where water is converted to steam
bone-ash cup / cupel / refractory pot - small porous bowl made of bone ash used in assaying to separate precious metals from e.g. lead
bottle - glass or plastic vessel
bowl - a round vessel that is open at the top
bucket / pail - a roughly cylindrical that is vessel open at the top
censer / thurible - a container for burning incense (especially one that is swung on a chain in a religious ritual)
churn / butter churn - a vessel in which cream is agitated to separate butterfat from buttermilk
crucible / melting pot - a vessel made of material that does not melt easily
drinking vessel - a vessel intended for drinking
drum / metal drum - a cylindrical metal container used for shipping or storage of liquids
eyecup / eyebath / eye cup - a small vessel with a rim curved to fit the orbit of the eye
flagon - a large metal or pottery vessel with a handle and spout
jar - a vessel (usually cylindrical) with a wide mouth and without handles
ladle - a spoon-shaped vessel with a long handle
monstrance - (Roman Catholic Church) a vessel (usually of gold or silver) in which the consecrated Host is exposed for adoration
mortar - a bowl-shaped vessel in which substances can be ground and mixed with a pestle
muller - a vessel in which wine is mulled
pitcher / ewer - an open vessel with a handle and a spout for pouring
poacher - a cooking vessel designed to poach food (such as fish or eggs)
pot - metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round and deep
retort - a vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat
steeper - a vessel (usually a pot or vat) used for steeping
tank / storage tank - a large (usually metallic) vessel for holding gases or liquids
tub / vat - a large open vessel for holding or storing liquids
urceole - a vessel that holds water for washing the hands
water jacket - a container filled with water that surrounds a machine to cool it
well - a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid

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3. vessel  (noun) 
a tube in which a body fluid circulates

  Also known as: vas

  More Specific:
blood vessel - a vessel in which blood circulates

  Part Meronym:
    vascular system

  More Generic:
    tube     tube-shaped structure


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