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1. The structure supporting a ship during construction or in dry dock.
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1. (Nautical Terms) the structure on which a vessel is built, then launched
2. (Nautical Terms) a canal used by ships
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1. the structure that supports a ship being built.
2. a canal navigable by ships.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shipway - 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"
2.shipway - a canal large enough for seagoing vesselsshipway - a canal large enough for seagoing vessels
canal - long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation
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