Shipping Ship"ping, n. 1. The act of one who, or of that which, ships; as, the shipping of flour to Liverpool. [1913 Webster]

2. The collective body of ships in one place, or belonging to one port, country, etc.; vessels, generally; tonnage. [1913 Webster]

3. Navigation. ``God send 'em good shipping.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Shipping articles}, articles of agreement between the captain of a vessel and the seamen on board, in respect to the amount of wages, length of time for which they are shipping, etc. --Bouvier.

{To take shipping}, to embark; to take ship. [Obs.] --John vi. 24. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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