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unship

[uhn-ship]
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verb (used with object), un·shipped, un·ship·ping.
  1. to put or take off from a ship, as persons or goods.
  2. to remove from the place proper for its use, as an oar or tiller.
verb (used without object), un·shipped, un·ship·ping.
  1. to become unloaded or removed.

Origin of unship

1400–50; late Middle English unshippen; see un-2, ship1
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Examples from the Web for unship

Historical Examples

  • He said this was no way to treat volunteers, and proposed that we should "unship the awning."

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • Hold fast the long gun, there, and unship the starboard ports.

  • "Unship your rudder an' stick it in the mud," said Tom Platt.

    "Captains Courageous"

    Rudyard Kipling

  • Unship the apparatus, remove the cork from the mouth of the candle.

  • Unship them from the rowlocks, and place them fore and aft in the boat.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth


British Dictionary definitions for unship

unship

verb -ships, -shipping or -shipped
  1. to be or cause to be unloaded, discharged, or disembarked from a ship
  2. (tr) nautical to remove from a regular placeto unship oars
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