naval architecture


the science of designing ships and other waterborne craft.

Origin of naval architecture

First recorded in 1700–10

Related forms

naval architect, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for naval architecture

  • In a word, how absolutely necessary the oak is above all the trees of the forest in naval-architecture, &c. consult Whitson, lib.

British Dictionary definitions for naval architecture

naval architecture


the designing of ships

Derived Forms

naval architect, noun
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