Examples from the Web for shipshape
She loved a tidy house full of bright, beautiful objects like Crown Derby china, with everything neat and shipshape.Lady Thatcher in Full: Charles Moore on Writing Her Biography|Matthew Walther|June 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Cuts down every tree, every bush and twig, and makes it 'shipshape,' as you call it.The Jonathan Papers|Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris
And when I had finished, I called in the crew, for I knew that seeing the ship trim and shipshape always encouraged them.Through the South Seas with Jack London|Martin Johnson
In permanent camp, you will cut poles and do a shipshape job.Camp and Trail|Stewart Edward White
British Dictionary definitions for shipshape
Word Origin and History for shipshape
also ship-shape, "properly arranged," 1640s, originally "according to the fashion of a (sailing) ship," where neatness is a priority and the rigging must be serviceable and stowed properly; from ship (n.) + shape (n.).