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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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The figure, revealed by agents Shipways which has taken data from a network of 300 estate agent branches, outstrips the UK average.
Mrs Godfrey, who worked in property sales for Shipways estate agents in Leamington, has joined Hawkesford as a sales negotiator and Mrs Bradley will handle sales administration.
Prescott Shipways death has raised Canada's death toll in the war-torn country to 97 since 2002.
One of those apartments is now on sale at a pounds 370,000 guide price, through the Knowle office of Shipways.
Set in communal landscaped gardens, this superb apartment with great views over Edgbaston and Birmingham is for sale through Shipways at PS140,000.
Meanwhile, the city is outstripping the region in rising house prices, with an 11 per cent annual rise, compared to eight per cent across the West Midlands, according to Shipways' West Midlands Housing Market Index.
Stephanie Slater was a 25-year-old sales consultant for Shipways Estate Agents in Great Barr, Birmingham.
Shipways, of Newdegate Street, organised the event at the George Eliot Hotel in Abbey Street.
The house is for sale at PS200,000 through Shipways on 0121 427 3264.
Properties in the city are now worth more than any time since August 2010 according to the September Shipways' West Midlands Housing Market Index, at PS148,375, after a six per cent increase across the month.
They were viewing the house with Jacky Oswald, branch manager at Shipways Estate Agents, in Newdegate Street, Nuneaton.
Shipways has launched an autumn sale featuring lots of properties that have been reduced in price, from committed sellers around the area.