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  • n. a beach with a steep, sandy shoreline on which a ship may be careened
  • n. the expense of careening a ship

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Expense of careening ships.
  • n. A place for careening.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A place in which to careen a ship.
  • n. The cost of careening.


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  • OED:

    a. The careening of a ship; ellipt. the expense of this. b. A careening-place (cf. anchorage).
    In sense b the Fr. carénage is much used, esp. in W. Indies, and parts of N. America.

    1794 SIR J. JERVIS in Naval. Chron. X. 462 The Asia and Zebra were enter the careenage. 1829 Lond. Encycl. V. 161 Careenage is the place where the operation is performed, and also the money given for careening. 1841 J. W. ORDERSON Creoleana v. 45 The whole line of the carenage continuous sloping bank of slime.
    attrib. 1877 KINGLAKE Crimea V. ii. 372 He crossed the Careenage Ravine.

    November 20, 2008