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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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Contract notice: 17plt007 - repair of the dinghy slipway at deauville
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Yas Slipway remains closed due to the construction works underway and shall be opened later on.
The 8,918m 2 Al Sadr slipway, which will have a floor area of 2,538m 2 , will be developed at an investment of $2.
DRIVERS have been slammed after blocking Redcar's slipway, apparently so they could buy a lemon top.
A MAN broke his ankle after jumping off a boat slipway while "tombstoning" over the weekend.
Nigel Boothroyd, of Meltham, and pal Adam Gledhill, from Linthwaite, came to the rescue after the woman was knocked off her feet by a huge wave on the slipway at the resort's South Pier.
THE St Davids branch of RNLI is celebrating an "historic day" after its first slipway launch from its new station at St Justinian's.
The company renovated a derelict workshop, formerly occupied by River Tees Engineering on Middlesbrough's Dockside Road, and is one of the only companies in the area with a dedicated slipway and cradle for offshore vessel repairs.
After the ceremony, the Edmund Hawthorn Micklewood was launched by the Roland Hough from the slipway.
SHIPYARD workers watched on as, 50 years ago on St Patrick's Day, one of the North East's most iconic nightclubs left the Swan Hunter slipway for the first time.
A DOPEY motorist parked DOPEY motorist parked his car on a harbour his car on a harbour slipway - and returned to slipway - and returned to find it submerged by the find it submerged by the incoming tide.