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[uhn-shipt] /ʌnˈʃɪpt/
not shipped, as goods.
(of a person) having no ship.
out of position or formation, as a boat or ship.
Origin of unshipped
1710-20; un-1 + shipped


[uhn-ship] /ʌnˈʃɪp/
verb (used with object), unshipped, unshipping.
to put or take off from a ship, as persons or goods.
to remove from the place proper for its use, as an oar or tiller.
verb (used without object), unshipped, unshipping.
to become unloaded or removed.
1400-50; late Middle English unshippen; see un-2, ship1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for unshipped
Historical Examples
  • No, I have unshipped the rudder, and you will have nothing to do but sit still and wonder.

    Major Vigoureux A. T. Quiller-Couch
  • But I found that the sash was not locked and that the flyscreen could be unshipped from the outside.

    Highways in Hiding George Oliver Smith
  • She ran foul of the Courier steamer, and unshipped her rudder.

    Flora Lyndsay Susan Moodie
  • Aye, they are even now in such danger they should be unshipped.

    The Landing of the Pilgrims Henry Fisk Carlton
  • Their use is to prevent the loss of the rudder if by any accident it should get unshipped.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • The mast had been unshipped, and fell over Ben; but being only an oar, it did not hurt him.

    Saved from the Sea W.H.G. Kingston
  • "My starboard leg seems to be unshipped," he announced at the door.

    The Ordeal of Mark Twain Van Wyck Brooks
  • The men will bring up all their mess tables, they can be rigged and unshipped in no time.

    In Greek Waters G. A. Henty
  • Phil unshipped the rudder, and they rowed out into the middle of the stream.

    The Eight-Oared Victors

    Lester Chadwick
  • When it was unshipped there was just room for a man to crawl into the store room.

British Dictionary definitions for unshipped


verb -ships, -shipping, -shipped
to be or cause to be unloaded, discharged, or disembarked from a ship
(transitive) (nautical) to remove from a regular place: to unship oars
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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