from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The area of a dock adjacent to a ship.

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  • n. The part of a harbour or dock by a ship

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  • n. the part of a wharf that is next to a ship


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  • He had spent many hours riding shipside on his fathers runs.

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  • Not a month goes by but someone else flees the sinking ship, following in the tiny footsteps of their predecessors, the shipside rodents.

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  • Must be a thrill a minute for the folks shipside, al-Khaled mused with a grin.

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  • “I can take three of my people who are good EVA and shipside.”

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  • The suit was floating where I left it, Sekou, just shipside of Airlock M.

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  • But what they found in the lock was the shipside door half-dismantled, with a Cardassian maintenance crew hastily working to repair it, and a Glin who shouted for them to halt where they stood, enforcing his order with a drawn phaser.


  • Berat opened the shipside door and dragged the guard inside the lock with him, then, deliberately, took out the phaser and stunned him again, making sure he wasn't going to be able to interfere.


  • He glanced nervously back at the shipside door, at the sentry who might start stirring soon.


  • On the Cardassian side, the maintenance crew also began to carry on with their work of remounting the shipside door.



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