Definition of Ship-breaker

1. Noun. A contractor who buys old ships and breaks them up for scrap.

Generic synonyms: Contractor

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ship-breaker

shiny lyonia
ship's bell
ship's bells
ship's biscuit
ship's boat
ship's chandler
ship's company
ship's cousin
ship's galley
ship's officer
ship's papers
ship-breaker (current term)
ship-towed long-range acoustic detection system
ship beriberi
ship biscuit
ship broker
ship builder
ship canal
ship chandler
ship fever
ship money
ship of the line
ship of war

Literary usage of Ship-breaker

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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 ..."

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