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unshipped

[uhn-shipt]
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adjective
  1. not shipped, as goods.
  2. (of a person) having no ship.
  3. out of position or formation, as a boat or ship.
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Origin of unshipped

1710–20; un-1 + shipped

unship

[uhn-ship]
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.
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verb (used without object), un·shipped, un·ship·ping.
  1. to become unloaded or removed.
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Origin of unship

1400–50; late Middle English unshippen; see un-2, ship1
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Examples from the Web for unshipped

Historical Examples

  • No, I have unshipped the rudder, and you will have nothing to do but sit still and wonder.

    Major Vigoureux

    A. T. Quiller-Couch

  • But I found that the sash was not locked and that the flyscreen could be unshipped from the outside.

    Highways in Hiding

    George Oliver Smith

  • She ran foul of the Courier steamer, and unshipped her rudder.

    Flora Lyndsay

    Susan Moodie

  • Aye, they are even now in such danger they should be unshipped.

    The Landing of the Pilgrims

    Henry Fisk Carlton

  • Their use is to prevent the loss of the rudder if by any accident it should get unshipped.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth


British Dictionary definitions for unshipped

unship

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 placeto unship oars
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