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slip·way

 (slĭp′wā′)
n.
1. A ramp beside a body of water, where ships are built and launched.
2. Chiefly British A boat ramp.

slipway

(ˈslɪpˌweɪ)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) the sloping area in a shipyard, containing the ways
2. (Nautical Terms) Also called: marine railway the ways on which a vessel is launched
3. (Fishing) the ramp of a whaling factory ship
4. (Textiles) a pillowcase; pillowslip

slip•way

(ˈslɪpˌweɪ)

n.
(in a shipyard) the area sloping toward the water, on which the ways are located.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slipway - structure consisting of a sloping way down to the water from the place where ships are built or repaired
shipyard - a workplace where ships are built or repaired
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
Translations
navoz

slipway

[ˈslɪpweɪ] Ngradas fpl

slipway

[ˈslɪpweɪ] ncale f de lancement

slipway

[ˈslɪpˌweɪ] n (Naut) → scalo
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Contract notice: Furniture and fittings for slipway school, malm.
6 for those fishing with bait, as worm maggot and power bait caught fish with the wood side, high bank, old slipway and overflow end of the dam.
The company renovated a derelict workshop, formerly occupied by River Tees Engineering on Middlesbrough's Dockside Road, and is one of the only companies in the area with a dedicated slipway and cradle for offshore vessel repairs.
That includes the slipway from where the lifeboat is launched with a huge splash on its way to a rescue.
ADVENTURER Bear Grylls has submitted plans to build a 110ft-long galvanised steel slipway on his holiday island off the Pen Llyn coast.
After the ceremony, the Edmund Hawthorn Micklewood was launched by the Roland Hough from the slipway.
SHIPYARD workers watched on as, 50 years ago on St Patrick's Day, one of the North East's most iconic nightclubs left the Swan Hunter slipway for the first time.
A DOPEY motorist parked DOPEY motorist parked his car on a harbour his car on a harbour slipway - and returned to slipway - and returned to find it submerged by the find it submerged by the incoming tide.
Occupancy at the slipways has risen year on year since then with 2013 revenues attributed directly to slipway work increasing 7.
WORK on a new slipway at Llantwit Major beach has been completed.
Slipway occupancy at Asry has risen year-on-year since they were opened in 2008, with last year's revenues attributed directly to slipway work increasing 7.
After both lifeboats had returned to their station the volunteers noticed a broken down vehicle at the slipway and the tide was coming in rapidly.