- a person whose occupation is the designing or constructing of ship.
- a commercial firm for building ships.
Origin of shipbuilder
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Examples from the Web for shipbuilder
They disparage his trip to a Navy shipbuilder as a “road show.”Behind John Boehner’s Bluster as He Shifts Blame for the Sequester
February 27, 2013
Go to Argus, the shipbuilder, and bid him build a galley with fifty oars.Tanglewood Tales
"I don't believe he really wants to be a shipbuilder," Roger said.
It was then that Ninian decided that he would like to be a shipbuilder.
But the smaller yards were always in difficulties, and no shipbuilder ever made a fortune.All Afloat
A ship is made by the shipbuilder, who is its corporeal cause.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy
- a person or business engaged in the building of ships
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