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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n- The running of one ship upon another ship that is stationary -- distinguished from when two ships collide.

Usage examples (8)
  • The National Transportation and Safety Board in investigating the Staten Island ferry tragedy concluded it wasn't a collision (between two moving objects) but an...
  • There's no signs a mechanical or engine trouble before the allision.
  • Some have reported that they observed that the strike or the allision was to occur and they did begin warning passenger to move back.
  • Now we're being told not collision, but a ferry allision, allision meaning striking up against something versus colliding into something. for more
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