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naval architecture

noun
  1. the science of designing ships and other waterborne craft.
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Origin of naval architecture

First recorded in 1700–10
Related formsnaval architect, noun
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Examples from the Web for naval architecture

Historical Examples

  • 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)

    John Evelyn


British Dictionary definitions for naval architecture

naval architecture

noun
  1. the designing of ships
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Derived Formsnaval architect, noun
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