shipway

[ ship-wey ]
/ ˈʃɪpˌweɪ /
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noun

the structure that supports a ship being built.

Nearby words

  1. shippon,
  2. ships that pass in the night,
  3. shipshape,
  4. shipside,
  5. shipton, mother,
  6. shipworm,
  7. shipwreck,
  8. shipwright,
  9. shipyard,
  10. shiralee

Origin of shipway

First recorded in 1825–35; ship1 + way1

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British Dictionary definitions for shipway

shipway

/ (ˈʃɪpˌweɪ) /

noun

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