to put or take off from a ship, as persons or goods.
to remove from the place proper for its use, as an oar or tiller.
to become unloaded or removed.
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How to use unship in a sentence
The crew were unable to unship it by reason of its weight, and had to be satisfied with lashing it securely.
Now, Tim Clyst, if an' in case yu've a-got some scandal on yer tongue, don't yu never unship it here.A Bit O' Love (Fourth Series Plays) | John Galsworthy
Then he tried to unship the rudder (the singed boatman was no use at all in this emergency) and so make use of that as a float.Wyn's Camping Days | Amy Bell Marlowe
If you are so fortunate as to possess a racing-sail and spars, unship the old ones and ship the racing-spars and sail.Harper's Round Table, September 3, 1895 | Various
And now the men, rising reluctantly from their lair among the grass, unship the long blades of the machine.In the West Country | Francis A. Knight
British Dictionary definitions for unship
to be or cause to be unloaded, discharged, or disembarked from a ship
(tr) nautical to remove from a regular place: to unship oars
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