- the science of designing ships and other waterborne craft.
Origin of naval architecture
First recorded in 1700–10
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In a word, how absolutely necessary the oak is above all the trees of the forest in naval-architecture, &c. consult Whitson, lib.Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2)
- the designing of ships
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