Meaning of jumboize in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdʒʌmbəʊʌɪz/


(also jumboise)
[with object]
  • Enlarge (a ship, especially a tanker) by inserting a new middle section between the bow and stern.

    ‘the line has plans to jumboize some of its newer ships for the container trade’
    • ‘The Navy plans to jumboize all five ships of the fleet.’
    • ‘One of our projects was to jumboize the ferries.’
    • ‘Here is a a model I built of the 4th Oiler I served on during the Vietnam War 1963 three years before she was jumboized.’
    • ‘Jumboizing a freighter or tanker requires some serious cutting and welding.’
    • ‘The contract also involves jumboizing the vessel to increase its capacity.’
    become bigger, make bigger, become larger, make larger, become greater, make greater, increase in size, grow, expand