from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To unload from a ship; discharge.
- transitive v. To remove (a piece of gear) from its proper place; detach: unship an oar.
- intransitive v. To become or be capable of becoming removed or detached.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To unload cargo from a ship or other vessel
- v. To remove an oar or mast from its normal position
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To take out of a ship or vessel.
- transitive v. To remove or detach, as any part or implement, from its proper position or connection when in use.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To take out of a ship or other water-craft: as, to unship goods or passengers. To remove from its place; specifically (nautical), to remove from a place where it is fixed or fitted: as, to unship an oar; to unship capstan-bars; to unship the tiller.
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