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shipbuilder

[ship-bil-der] /ˈʃɪpˌbɪl dər/
noun
1.
a person whose occupation is the designing or constructing of ship.
2.
a commercial firm for building ships.
Origin of shipbuilder
1690-1700
First recorded in 1690-1700; ship1 + builder
Related forms
shipbuilding, noun
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Examples from the Web for shipbuilding
Historical Examples
  • There was something of a shipbuilding flavour in the following story.

    The Uncommercial Traveller Charles Dickens
  • Most of these men work in the shipbuilding yards of Belfast.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • I put it there to show the progress we have made in shipbuilding since that day.

    Steve and the Steam Engine Sara Ware Bassett
  • Not long after the death of Champlain there was a world-wide advance in shipbuilding.

    All Afloat

    William Wood
  • But the French designs in shipbuilding were generally better than the English.

    All Afloat

    William Wood
  • The first Canadian shipbuilding was the result of dire necessity.

    All Afloat

    William Wood
  • In the eighteenth century shipbuilding in Quebec continued to flourish.

    All Afloat

    William Wood
  • It was the change from wood to metal that caused the decline of shipbuilding in Canada.

    All Afloat

    William Wood
  • In the introduction of shipbuilding improvements they are without a rival still.

    All Afloat

    William Wood
  • Some came to fish, some to purchase furs of the Indians, and some for timber for shipbuilding.

    Daniel Boone John S. C. Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for shipbuilding

shipbuilder

/ˈʃɪpˌbɪldə/
noun
1.
a person or business engaged in the building of ships
Derived Forms
shipbuilding, noun
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