- 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.
Origin of unship
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Examples from the Web for unship
He said this was no way to treat volunteers, and proposed that we should "unship the awning."Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
Hold fast the long gun, there, and unship the starboard ports.The Pirate and The Three Cutters
"Unship your rudder an' stick it in the mud," said Tom Platt."Captains Courageous"
Unship the apparatus, remove the cork from the mouth of the candle.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique
John William Henry Eyre
Unship them from the rowlocks, and place them fore and aft in the boat.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
- to be or cause to be unloaded, discharged, or disembarked from a ship
- (tr) nautical to remove from a regular placeto unship oars
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