ramp sloping into water for supporting a ship

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • slipway — [slip′wā΄] n. SLIP1 (n. 1b) …   English World dictionary

  • Slipway — A slipway, boat slip or just a slip, is a ramp on the shore by which ships or boats can be moved to and from the water. They are used for building and repairing ships and boats. They are also used for launching and retrieving small boats on… …   Wikipedia

  • Slipway — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Slip (homonymie). Slipway de la station de canots de sauvetage de Birnbeck en Angleterre …   Wikipédia en Français

  • slipway — UK [ˈslɪpˌweɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms slipway : singular slipway plural slipways a slope used for moving boats into and out of water …   English dictionary

  • slipway — [[t]slɪ̱pweɪ[/t]] slipways N COUNT A slipway is a large platform that slopes down into the sea, from which boats are put into the water …   English dictionary

  • slipway — /ˈslɪpweɪ / (say slipway) noun an inclined plane or ramp, especially one sloping to the water, serving as a landing place or a site on which vessels are built or repaired. {slip1 + way (def. 17) …   Australian English dictionary

  • slipway — noun Date: 1840 an inclined usually concrete surface for a ship being built or repaired …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • slipway — /slip way /, n. Naut. 1. (in a shipyard) the area sloping toward the water, on which the ways are located. 2. See marine railway. 3. a ramp on a factory ship for hauling aboard carcasses of whales for processing. [1830 40; SLIP1 + WAY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • slipway — noun A sloping surface, leading down to the shore or to a river, on which ships are built, repaired or stored and from which they are launched …   Wiktionary

  • slipway — slip|way [ˈslıpweı] n a sloping track that is used for moving boats into or out of the water …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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