Definition of Ship-breaker
1. Noun. A contractor who buys old ships and breaks them up for scrap.
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Literary usage of Ship-breaker
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Writings of Charles Dickens by Charles Dickens, Gilbert Ashville Pierce (1894)
"... Daniel Quilp was a ship-breaker, yet to judge from these appearances he must either have been a ship-breaker • na very small scale, or have broken his ..."
2. Chronicles of Bow Street Police-office: With an Account of the Magistrates by Percy Hetherington Fitzgerald (1888)
"Mr. Blight was a respectable ship-breaker down at Rotherhithe—a business which he had carried on with much success. In 1803 a man from Devonshire, ..."
3. Memoir of the Life of Sir Marc Isambard Brunel: Civil Engineer, Vice by Richard Beamish (1862)
"All sorts of materials and instruments common to the ship- breaker were found jumbled together : wharf pilings of two distinct periods : walings (the strong ..."