v. un·shipped, un·ship·ping, un·ships
1. To unload from a ship; discharge.
2. To remove (a piece of gear) from its proper place; detach: unship an oar.
To become or be capable of becoming removed or detached.
vb, -ships, -shipping or -shipped
1. (Nautical Terms) to be or cause to be unloaded, discharged, or disembarked from a ship
2. (Nautical Terms) (tr) nautical to remove from a regular place: to unship oars.
v. -shipped, -ship•ping. v.t.
1. to take off from a ship; unload.
2. to remove from the place proper for its use, as an oar or tiller.v.i.
3. to become unloaded or removed.
Past participle: unshipped