from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The art or business of designing and constructing ships.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The construction of ships.
  • n. A construction of a ship.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Naval architecturel the art of constructing ships and other vessels.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Naval architecture; the art of constructing vessels for navigation, particularly ships and other large vessels carrying masts: in distinction from boat-building.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the construction of ships
  • n. the construction of ships


ship +‎ building (Wiktionary)


  • As articulated in their respective long-term shipbuilding plans, the Navy and the Coast Guard intend to purchase a total of 83 small combatants.

    Director's Blog » Blog Archive » Modernization of Coast Guard Cutters and Naval Surface Combatants

  • Once a center for salt shipping, Lymington became known as a shipbuilding and trading port during the Middle Ages.

    Lymington Luxury

  • For one illustration, we are using today vastly more wood in shipbuilding than in the days when all the ships of all the world were made of wood; and that applies all down through the line.

    Paying Our War Debt With Timber Crops

  • I have seen illustrations in shipbuilding, where, after making quite a sweep, discharging of men that worked on a vessel, we drove more rivets with the smaller force than we did before.

    Conditions in the United States

  • Chinese shipbuilders beat Korea for the first time in Chinese shipbuilding history in terms of volume of shipbuilding orders placed in 2009. - Business News

  • Roughead's order reminds its readers that Midway put America back on the offensive only six months after the disastrous surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, at a time when the IJN outnumbered the USN due to a gap in longterm shipbuilding programs combined with asymmetric battle losses; there is also today real concern about the adequacy of the current USN longterm shipbuilding program.

    Defense Tech

  • The 1980s saw explosive growth in Korean shipbuilding: In 1980,

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  • With more and more obvious of the advantages in Chinese shipbuilding industry, the international orders are transferring fast to China.


  • When the war ended, it marked the end of the boom in shipbuilding that had kept Harold’s father working 7 days a week.

    “We’d won the war! It was over.” « Quincy Remembers World War II

  • The Navy's long-term shipbuilding plan, combined with a Pentagon effort to cut costs on big weapons programs, presents challenges for Northrop.

    Northrop prepares to spin off ship unit

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