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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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ANY tepid reactions to the Belfast line up of BBC's Biggest Weekend were well and truly answered this week with the latest announcement of acts set to play the famous Titanic Slipways.
The Abu Dhabi City Municipality is moving ahead with the boats, and jet skis slipways project within Abu Dhabi Island, in a move aimed at boosting the comprehensive development drive and the ongoing upswing witnessed by infrastructure in the city.
The Smaller Of The Two Slipways Shall Remain Untouched And The Focus Is To Improve Access To The Main Slipway.
Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) has announced that two slipways for boats and jet skis, which are to be built in Al Sadr and Al Bahya, are expected to complete in Q4 2018.
Giving briefing to journalists here on Wednesday, he said slipways construction had been started around highways coming across Vehari Chowk.
BAHRAIN'S Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard (Asry) has highlighted it repaired six vessels simultaneously on its dual slipways, matching a previous record and indicating its small and medium repair business has continued to flourish since the state-of-the-art dual slipways were opened in 2008.
MANAMA: Asry has announced six vessels underwent repair simultaneously on its dual slipways, which is a record for the leading ship and rig repair yard in the Gulf.
Abu Dhabi: Several slipways from which boats and jet-skis can be conveniently launched will soon be available to residents in the capital, the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City announced in a statement sent on Friday.
You cannot get onto the beach from the boating lake to the lifeboat station, all the slipways seem to be used as car parks for contractors and what spaces are left are filled with contractors' vans.
Here, Tony Robinson joins a team of archaeologists as they scour the slipways and the banks of the river, hoping to discover what caused the problems surrounding the launch and what the ramifications were for the shipbuilding industry of London.
The Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard (Asry) showcased its experience and promoted its two 255-metre-long slipways at the 'Middle East Workboats 2011' exhibition held recently in Abu Dhabi.
Al Harmoudi clarified that there are only two slipways on the Deira side -- one being the newly reopened slipway in Al Mamzar which is meant for private users, and the other one in Al Hamriya port which is meant exclusively for commercial fishing boats.