[ US /ˈʃɪpˌbɪɫdɝ/ ]
[ UK /ʃˈɪpbɪldɐ/ ]
  1. a person who builds ships as a business
  2. a carpenter who helps build and launch wooden vessels
  3. a business that builds and repairs ships
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How To Use shipbuilder In A Sentence

  • In the 1880 census they identified themselves as sailors, shipbuilders, ship carpenters, teamsters, wharfingers, inspectors of customs, spar makers, seamen, and sea captains.
  • The defendants' position involves serious criticism of numerous shipbuilders and shipowners over the years.
  • Today these models are often the only surviving representations of the work of naval architects and shipbuilders who were famous in their day.
  • The shipbuilders went out on strike for better working conditions.
  • His pictures split and shimmy from one group of people to another, whether it's miners, dockers or shipbuilders.
  • He went to Glasgow and began an apprenticeship in the engineering department of Randolph Elder, shipbuilders of Govan.
  • When Britain issued Orders in Council discriminating against Americans trading with the British West Indies and, subsequently, with Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland, Congress was too weak to provide relief for the merchants, farmers, fishermen, and shipbuilders suffering from the restrictions. Between War and Peace
  • Potemkin was looking for talented engineers, shipbuilders, entrepreneurs and Englishmen: Samuel was all of these things.
  • Shipbuilders produced almost 6,000 combatant vessels, cargo ships, tankers, and minor types of vessels during the conflict.
  • --- Finally, Pazel's way leads him on board I.M.S. Chathrand – the last of the great ships of old built by shipbuilders and magicians that used masteries now lost forever. Archive 2008-05-01
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