Shipping articles
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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  • shipping articles — noun a contract between crew and captain of a ship • Syn: ↑articles of agreement • Hypernyms: ↑contract * * * noun plural : the articles of agreement between the captain of a ship and the seamen in respect to wages, length of time for which they… …   Useful english dictionary

  • shipping articles — Naut. See articles of agreement. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • shipping articles — A written agreement between the master of a vessel and the mariners, specifying the voyage or term for which the latter are shipped, and the rate of wages. 46 U.S.C.A. No. 564 …   Black's law dictionary

  • shipping articles — A formal agreement entered into between the master of a vessel and the members of the crew respecting the terms of employment, the voyage to be made, and other matters. 48 Am J1st Ship §§ 148 et seq …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shipping — n. 1 the act or an instance of shipping goods etc. 2 ships, esp. the ships of a country, port, etc. Phrases and idioms: shipping agent a person acting for a ship or ships at a port etc. shipping articles = ship s articles. shipping bill Brit. a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • articles of agreement — noun a contract between crew and captain of a ship • Syn: ↑shipping articles • Hypernyms: ↑contract * * * Naut. a contract between the captain of a ship and a crew member regarding stipulations of a voyage, signed prior to and upon termination of …   Useful english dictionary

  • articles of agreement — Naut. a contract between the captain of a ship and a crew member regarding stipulations of a voyage, signed prior to and upon termination of a voyage. Also called shipping articles. * * * …   Universalium

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  • To take shipping — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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