- not shipped, as goods.
- (of a person) having no ship.
- out of position or formation, as a boat or ship.
Origin of unshipped
1710–20; un-1 + shipped
- 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 unshipped
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
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
- 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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