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

  • noun One that consigns or receives goods for transportation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A tobacco suited for export; a shipping tobacco. See export tobacco.
  • noun A seaman; a mariner; a skipper.
  • noun One who delivers goods or merchandise to a common carrier, forwarder, express company, etc., for transportation, whether by land or water or both.
  • noun In a machine-shop, a device for shifting a belt from one pulley to another; a belt-shipper or belt-shifter.

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

  • noun One who sends goods from one place to another not in the same city or town, esp. one who sends goods by water.

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

  • noun One involved in shipping (fan fiction based on romantic relationships between characters).
  • noun The person or organization that ships (sends) something.

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

  • noun someone who ships goods
  • noun a company in the business of shipping freight


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relationship +‎ -er

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  • shipper – (derived from a relationshipper), someone who is interested in and focused on a coupling of two specific fictional characters (used in fandom)

    July 14, 2008

  • A seriously frightening group of people.

    July 15, 2008

  • Augh yes. Do we really need to be reminded of this word? Or any of those in fanfiction? (Yes, I'll shush.)

    July 15, 2008

  • Without a shadow of a doubt. Where two opposing shippers meet, wank is not far.

    July 15, 2008

  • Do shippers ever meet, or just pass in the night?

    July 15, 2008

  • I think they dwell in internet-enabled lighthouses.

    July 15, 2008

  • They pass peacefully by each other if their fantiquette compasses are in working order.

    July 15, 2008

  • The practice that gave us Spikeydomeshipping must have something going for it. (List, anyone...?)

    July 15, 2008

  • The most common adjectives used in relation to shippers are batshit or batshit insane.

    July 15, 2008

  • You know, I visited that link that VanishedOne provided. It's possibly the most disturbing page I've visited in quite some time. My awareness of fanfiction had been hazy, at best. I think I would like to keep it that way.

    July 16, 2008