Definition of Shipway

1. Noun. Structure consisting of a sloping way down to the water from the place where ships are built or repaired.

Exact synonyms: Slipway, Ways
Group relationships: Shipyard
Generic synonyms: Construction, Structure



2. Noun. A canal large enough for seagoing vessels.
Exact synonyms: Ship Canal
Generic synonyms: Canal
Specialized synonyms: Gota Canal, Panama Canal, Suez Canal

Definition of Shipway

1. Noun. The sloping dry dock in which a ship is build and from where it is launched ¹

2. Noun. A navigable canal ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shipway

1. a canal deep enough to serve ships [n -WAYS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shipway

shipping room
shippings
shippo
shippon
shippons
shippos
shiproom
ships
shipsful
shipshape
shipshape and Bristol fashion
shipside
shipsides
shipward
shipwards
shipway (current term)
shipways
shipwide
shipworm
shipworms
shipwreck
shipwreck survivor
shipwrecked
shipwreckee
shipwreckees
shipwrecking
shipwrecks
shipwrecky
shipwright
shipwrights

Literary usage of Shipway

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1. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1899)
"•fr 'J> •fr The conclusion of the shipway " Pedigree " case was reached on November 23, when, after a two-day trial at the Central Criminal Court, ..."

2. Hunt's Merchants' Magazine by Freeman Hunt (1847)
"... marked with the word " Wreck," has been placed about eighteen fathoms ENE of a vessel sunk in the track of shipping passing through the shipway. ..."

3. England's Topographer: Or A New and Complete History of the County of Kent by William Henry Ireland (1829)
"... THE LATH OF shipway Is the next eastward from that of SCRAY, sometimes, though corruptly, spelt Shepway, and called in Domesday ..."

4. The Registers of the Parish of Wandsworth in the County of Surrey: (1603-1787) by Wandsworth, Eng. (Parish), John Traviss Squire (1889)
"11 George, son of William Whitehead, Gardener. ,, ,, George, son of Richard shipway, Labourer. A line deleted. Mar. ..."

5. Miscellanea Genealogica Et Heraldica by Joseph Jackson Howard (1902)
"1669 July 4 John, son of Richard shipway, bapt. 1701 Feb. 4 John, son of John shipway, ... 1703 May 9 Elizabeth, daughter of John shipway, bapt. 1704 Feb. ..."

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