- 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 shipbuilding
There was something of a shipbuilding flavour in the following story.The Uncommercial Traveller
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.
But the French designs in shipbuilding were generally better than the English.
- a person or business engaged in the building of ships
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