Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The art or business of designing and constructing ships.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Naval architecture; the art of constructing vessels for navigation, particularly ships and other large vessels carrying masts: in distinction from boat-building.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Naval architecturel the art of constructing ships and other vessels.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The construction of ships.
  • noun A construction of a ship.

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

  • noun the construction of ships
  • noun the construction of ships

Etymologies

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ship +‎ building

Examples

  • As articulated in their respective long-term shipbuilding plans, the Navy and the Coast Guard intend to purchase a total of 83 small combatants.

    Director's Blog » Blog Archive » Modernization of Coast Guard Cutters and Naval Surface Combatants

  • Once a center for salt shipping, Lymington became known as a shipbuilding and trading port during the Middle Ages.

    Lymington Luxury

  • For one illustration, we are using today vastly more wood in shipbuilding than in the days when all the ships of all the world were made of wood; and that applies all down through the line.

    Paying Our War Debt With Timber Crops

  • I have seen illustrations in shipbuilding, where, after making quite a sweep, discharging of men that worked on a vessel, we drove more rivets with the smaller force than we did before.

    Conditions in the United States

  • Chinese shipbuilders beat Korea for the first time in Chinese shipbuilding history in terms of volume of shipbuilding orders placed in 2009.

    WN.com - Business News

  • Chinese shipbuilders beat Korea for the first time in Chinese shipbuilding history in terms of volume of shipbuilding orders placed in 2009.

    WN.com - Business News

  • Chinese shipbuilders beat Korea for the first time in Chinese shipbuilding history in terms of volume of shipbuilding orders placed in 2009.

    WN.com - Business News

  • Chinese shipbuilders beat Korea for the first time in Chinese shipbuilding history in terms of volume of shipbuilding orders placed in 2009.

    WN.com - Business News

  • Chinese shipbuilders beat Korea for the first time in Chinese shipbuilding history in terms of volume of shipbuilding orders placed in 2009.

    WN.com - Business News

  • Roughead's order reminds its readers that Midway put America back on the offensive only six months after the disastrous surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, at a time when the IJN outnumbered the USN due to a gap in longterm shipbuilding programs combined with asymmetric battle losses; there is also today real concern about the adequacy of the current USN longterm shipbuilding program.

    Defense Tech

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