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shipbuilder

[ship-bil-der]
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noun
  1. a person whose occupation is the designing or constructing of ship.
  2. a commercial firm for building ships.

Origin of shipbuilder

First recorded in 1690–1700; ship1 + builder
Related formsship·build·ing, 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.

  • Not long after the death of Champlain there was a world-wide advance in shipbuilding.

    All Afloat</p>

    William Wood

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

    All Afloat</p>

    William Wood


British Dictionary definitions for shipbuilding

shipbuilder

noun
  1. a person or business engaged in the building of ships
Derived Formsshipbuilding, noun
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