[ ship-fit-er ]
/ ˈʃɪpˌfɪt ər /

noun Shipbuilding.

a person who forms plates, shapes, etc., of ship according to plans, patterns, or molds.


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Origin of shipfitter

First recorded in 1940–45; ship1 + fitter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020