[ uhn-ship ]
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verb (used with object),un·shipped, un·ship·ping.
  1. to put or take off from a ship, as persons or goods.

  2. to remove from the place proper for its use, as an oar or tiller.

verb (used without object),un·shipped, un·ship·ping.
  1. to become unloaded or removed.

Origin of unship

1400–50; late Middle English unshippen;see un-2, ship1

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British Dictionary definitions for unship


/ (ʌnˈʃɪp) /

verb-ships, -shipping or -shipped
  1. to be or cause to be unloaded, discharged, or disembarked from a ship

  2. (tr) nautical to remove from a regular place: to unship oars

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