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The art or business of designing and constructing ships.

ship′build′er n.


1. (Professions) a person or business engaged in the building of ships
2. (Nautical Terms) a person or business engaged in the building of ships
ˈshipˌbuilding n


(ˈʃɪpˌbɪl dər)

1. a person whose occupation is the designing or constructing of ships.
2. a commercial firm for building ships.
ship′build`ing, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shipbuilder - a carpenter who helps build and launch wooden vesselsshipbuilder - a carpenter who helps build and launch wooden vessels
wright - someone who makes or repairs something (usually used in combination)
2.shipbuilder - a person who builds ships as a business
constructor, builder - someone who contracts for and supervises construction (as of a building)
3.shipbuilder - a business that builds and repairs ships
business, business concern, business organisation, business organization, concern - a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it; "he bought his brother's business"; "a small mom-and-pop business"; "a racially integrated business concern"
shipbuilding industry - an industry that builds ships
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[ˈʃɪpˌbɪldəʳ] Nconstructor(a) m/f de buques


[ˈʃɪpbɪldər] nconstructeur/trice m/f de navires


[ˈʃɪpˌbɪldəʳ] ncostruttore m navale


(ʃip) noun
1. a large boat. The ship sank and all the passengers and crew were drowned.
2. any of certain types of transport that fly. a spaceship.
verbpast tense, past participle shipped
to send or transport by ship. The books were shipped to Australia.
ˈshipment noun
1. a load of goods sent by sea. a shipment of wine from Portugal.
2. the sending of goods by sea.
ˈshipper noun
a person who arranges for goods to be shipped. a firm of shippers.
ˈshipping noun
ships taken as a whole. The harbour was full of shipping.
ˈship-broker noun
1. an agent whose job is to buy or sell ships.
2. an insurance agent for ships.
ˈshipbuilder noun
a person whose business is the construction of ships. a firm of shipbuilders.
ˈshipbuilding noun
ˈshipowner noun
a person or company that owns a ship or ships.
ˌshipˈshape adjective
in good order. She left everything shipshape in her room when she left.
ˈshipwreck noun
1. the accidental sinking or destruction of a ship. There were many shipwrecks on the rocky coast.
2. a wrecked ship. an old shipwreck on the shore.
We were shipwrecked off the coast of Africa.
ˈshipyard noun
a place where ships are built or repaired.
ship water
(of a boat) to let water in over the side. The boat shipped water and nearly capsized.
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Dantes led the owner of the yacht to the dwelling of a Jew; retired with the latter for a few minutes to a small back parlor, and upon their return the Jew counted out to the shipbuilder the sum of sixty thousand francs in bright gold pieces.
Watson, who had acquired a little knowledge, had become a shipbuilder.
Go to Argus, the shipbuilder, and bid him build a galley with fifty oars.
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According to a report in the Newport News Daily Press, one potential grant of $6 million would help the shipbuilder pay for $43 million in investments toward its metalcasting facility.
In August 2015, Naval Air Systems Command's naval air warfare center training systems division signed a cooperative research-and-development agreement with the shipbuilder.
ALL of Scotland holds out hope that a buyer can be found for Ferguson Shipbuilders, the last civilian shipbuilder on the Clyde.
The yard, which dates back to 1902, was the last commercial shipbuilder on the River Clyde.
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