from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To kidnap (a man) for compulsory service aboard a ship, especially after drugging him.
- transitive v. To induce or compel (someone) to do something, especially by fraud or force: We were shanghaied into buying worthless securities.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To force or trick (someone) into joining a ship which is lacking a full crew.
- v. To abduct or coerce.
- v. To commandeer; appropriate; hijack
- n. A slingshot.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To intoxicate and ship (a person) as a sailor while in this condition.
- n. A large and tall breed of domestic fowl.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A very long-legged hen with feathered shanks, reputed to have been introduced from Shanghai, China.
- n. Hence A tall person; especially, a tall dandy.
- n. A long, slender oyster; a stick-up or stuck-up; a coon-heel, rabbit-ear, or razor-blade.
- n. A kind of fish-hook.
- Nautical, to render insensible, as a person, by drugs, liquor, or violence, and ship him on a vessel wanting hands, for the purpose of fraudulently securing advance-money and any premium offered for procuring seamen.
- n. A boys' catapult.
- To shoot with a shanghai. See shanghai, 5.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship
- n. the largest city of China; located in the east on the Pacific; one of the largest ports in the world
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No one would "shanghai" a gentleman to crew some tramp ship; for one thing, what was the point?
This machine resembled a large "shanghai" fixed to timber, one end of which rested on the parapet whilst the other -- in the trench -- was packed in a manner to give the required elevation.
I am sure that any good-sized "shanghai" eats more every day than the meager half loaf that we had to maintain life upon.
'shanghai' in hand, under the tree where Hardy sat.
I had my wallet stolen from the Uighurs more than once in the subways (people square, shanghai).
"What are you doing with my cook? — lost yours and trying to shanghai him?"
However, I have tried a few of their shanghai style dishes and they werre not up to par with the former China 46.