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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
References in periodicals archive ?
A TV adventurer is set to start work on a 129 metre slipway at his North Wales island retreat - if given the green light by planners.
THE organs of a father who died in a tragic accident after falling 20ft from a seafront slipway onto rocks helped save the lives of three people, an inquest heard.
Leon Roach, 40, from Tonypandy , died from a "catastrophic" brain injury after falling from Porthcawl slipway following a night out in the seaside town.
According to Baba Spencer, 'Since the inception of the River Port, our mode of operations are strictly port related activities, like the use of port facilities given as slipway, use of the port waterfront and occasional berthing of crafts.'
THE RNLI is making waves after building its own vessel that can be launched from a mobile slipway.
Further information obtained by this paper revealed the second suspect only identified as Washington, was arrested by members of the Slipway Community Policing Group and turned over to the police depot for investigation.
The property even has access to the former Aust Ferry slipway into the river, although there doesn't appear to be anywhere to moor a boat.
In order to start laying the highvoltage subsea cables, engineers have had to close the main slipway and one of the smaller car parks used by the public to access the beach at Cambois.
In order to start laying the high voltage subsea cables, engineers have had to close the main slipway and one of the smaller car parks used by the public to access the beach at Cambois.
Abu Dhabi: The Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities at Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) has opened one boat and jet ski slipway each at Al Hudayriat Island, Al Mina and Abu Dhabi Gate.