[ uhn-shipt ]

  1. not shipped, as goods.

  2. (of a person) having no ship.

  1. out of position or formation, as a boat or ship.

Origin of unshipped

First recorded in 1710–20; un-1 + ship1 + -ed2

Words Nearby unshipped

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How to use unshipped in a sentence

  • Charity leaned back in the stern, and Harney unshipped the oars and lay in the bottom of the boat without speaking.

    Summer | Edith Wharton
  • For ordinary occasions the racing centreboard was unshipped, and a smaller one substituted in its place.

    Yachting Vol. 2 | Various.
  • In beating to windward these cut-waters were in position, but when running free they were unshipped and laid on the foredeck.

    Life and sport in China | Oliver G. Ready
  • The accommodation-ladder had not been unshipped since leaving Aden, and the man walked out on to the platform, as on to a balcony.

  • He unshipped a lamp and examined the car, which had wedged itself against a great drift of snow on the off side.

    A Christmas Mystery | William J. Locke