Definitions

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

  • n. A sloping surface leading down to the water, on which ships are built or repaired.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An inclined plane the lower end of which extends below the water in a slip-dock.

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

  • n. structure consisting of a sloping way down to the water from the place where ships are built or repaired

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Examples

  • The slipway was the large ramp cut into the stern of the Nisshin up which the whales were hauled.

    The Whale Warriors

  • A kind of slipway is improvised in a moment by laying flat wooden frames on the slope in a line; and over these frames the flat - bottomed vessels are hauled up or down by means of long ropes.

    In Ghostly Japan

  • We're just in the normal kind of slipway that one is in this kind of investigation.

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  • Climbing back up the steps and continuing west, we find some tumbledown shacks at the top of the path leading to the slipway.

    Historic walking trails: smugglers' routes in Cornwall

  • In Bessy's Cove we can see bricked-up caves, steep steps leading down to a tiny pebble beach, and a slipway running diagonally up the further side of the cove.

    Historic walking trails: smugglers' routes in Cornwall

  • The slipway where she was launched is already more or less a national monument, as are the shipyard gantries above, and the dry dock where the was fitted out, and the building where she was planned.

    Will the Titanic Ever Sink?

  • The slipway where she was launched is already more or less a national monument, as are the shipyard gantries above, and the dry dock where she was fitted out, and the building where she was planned.

    Will the Titanic Ever Sink?

  • According to Stuart Fraser, head of the policy committee at the Corporation of London, bankers are worried about what might yet come down the slipway.

    Mass exodus by Square Mile bankers fails to take off

  • If, or more likely when, such ambiguities cease to sustain the grudging standoff between Greece and its northern creditors, the nation will be on a slipway out of the single currency club.

    Employment and the euro crisis: bringing it all back home

  • What's happened sinceLib Dems spotted that such a regulator could put the NHS on a slipway towards privatisation, and their objections forced the famous "pause".

    NHS reforms: the plans and the results so far

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