Definitions

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

  • n. One that consigns or receives goods for transportation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The person or organization that ships (sends) something.
  • n. One involved in shipping (fan fiction based on romantic relationships between characters).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who sends goods from one place to another not in the same city or town, esp. one who sends goods by water.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A seaman; a mariner; a skipper.
  • n. One who delivers goods or merchandise to a common carrier, forwarder, express company, etc., for transportation, whether by land or water or both.
  • n. In a machine-shop, a device for shifting a belt from one pulley to another; a belt-shipper or belt-shifter.
  • n. A tobacco suited for export; a shipping tobacco. See export tobacco.

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

  • n. someone who ships goods
  • n. a company in the business of shipping freight

Etymologies

ship (Wiktionary)
relationship +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

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  • There was no record on the bill of lading to show that the shipper was the Winchester Repeating Arms Company of New Haven, Conn., and that the cargo, ordered on January 23 and February 23, 1937, by an Italian named Benito Estrada, was a large quantity of rifles, pistols and one hundred and forty cases of cartridges for various caliber guns.

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  • She, have you ever encountered a Harmoanian?

    July 16, 2008

  • Billybeanshipping is another winner.

    July 16, 2008

  • Plethora, I'd go with tiresome.

    July 16, 2008

  • You know, I visited that link that VanishedOne provided. It's possibly the most disturbing page I've visited in quite some time. My awareness of fanfiction had been hazy, at best. I think I would like to keep it that way.

    July 16, 2008

  • The most common adjectives used in relation to shippers are batshit or batshit insane.

    July 15, 2008

  • The practice that gave us Spikeydomeshipping must have something going for it. (List, anyone...?)

    July 15, 2008

  • They pass peacefully by each other if their fantiquette compasses are in working order.

    July 15, 2008

  • I think they dwell in internet-enabled lighthouses.

    July 15, 2008

  • Do shippers ever meet, or just pass in the night?

    July 15, 2008

  • Without a shadow of a doubt. Where two opposing shippers meet, wank is not far.

    July 15, 2008

  • Augh yes. Do we really need to be reminded of this word? Or any of those in fanfiction? (Yes, I'll shush.)

    July 15, 2008

  • A seriously frightening group of people.

    July 15, 2008

  • shipper – (derived from a relationshipper), someone who is interested in and focused on a coupling of two specific fictional characters (used in fandom)

    July 14, 2008