shipway

[ ship-wey ]
/ ˈʃɪpˌweɪ /

noun

the structure that supports a ship being built.

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Origin of shipway

First recorded in 1825–35; ship1 + way1
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shipway
/ (ˈʃɪpˌweɪ) /

noun

the structure on which a vessel is built, then launched
a canal used by ships
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