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shipbuilder

[ ship-bil-der ]
/ ˈʃɪpˌbɪl dər /
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noun

a person whose occupation is the designing or constructing of ship.
a commercial firm for building ships.

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Origin of shipbuilder

First recorded in 1690–1700; ship1 + builder

OTHER WORDS FROM shipbuilder

shipbuilding, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for shipbuilder

shipbuilder
/ (ˈʃɪpˌbɪldə) /

noun

a person or business engaged in the building of ships

Derived forms of shipbuilder

shipbuilding, noun
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