Unship Un*ship", v. t. [1st pref. un- + ship.] [1913 Webster] 1. To take out of a ship or vessel; as, to unship goods. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) To remove or detach, as any part or implement, from its proper position or connection when in use; as, to unship an oar; to unship capstan bars; to unship the tiller. [1913 Webster]

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  • unship — [unship′] vt. unshipped, unshipping [ME unshippen: see UN & SHIP] 1. to unload from a ship 2. to remove (an oar, mast, etc.) from the proper position for use vi. to become detached …   English World dictionary

  • unship — Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to take out of a ship ; discharge, unload 2. to remove (as an oar or tiller) from position ; detach intransitive verb to become or admit of being detached or removed …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unship — /un ship /, v., unshipped, unshipping. v.t. 1. to put or take off from a ship, as persons or goods. 2. to remove from the place proper for its use, as an oar or tiller. v.i. 3. to become unloaded or removed. [1400 50; late ME unshippen; see UN 2 …   Universalium

  • unship — verb a) To unload cargo from a ship or other vessel b) To remove an oar or mast from its normal position …   Wiktionary

  • unship — verb (unships, unshipping, unshipped) chiefly Nautical 1》 remove (an oar, mast, or other object) from a fixed or regular position. 2》 unload (a cargo) from a ship or boat …   English new terms dictionary

  • unship — un·ship …   English syllables

  • unship — un•ship [[t]ʌnˈʃɪp[/t]] v. shipped, ship•ping 1) naut. to take off from a ship; unload 2) naut. to remove from the place proper for its use, as an oar or tiller 3) naut. to become unloaded or removed • Etymology: 1400–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • unship — /ʌnˈʃɪp/ (say un ship) verb (t) (unshipped, unshipping) 1. to put or take off from a ship, as persons or goods. 2. to remove from the proper place for use, as a mast, oar, tiller, etc. {un 2 + ship} …   Australian English dictionary

  • unship — v.tr. (unshipped, unshipping) 1 remove or discharge (a cargo or passenger) from a ship. 2 esp. Naut. remove (an object, esp. a mast or oar) from a fixed position …   Useful english dictionary

  • To unship the oars — Oar Oar ([=o]r), n [AS. [=a]r; akin to Icel. [=a]r, Dan. aare, Sw. [*a]ra; perh. akin to E. row, v. Cf. {Rowlock}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An implement for impelling a boat, being a slender piece of timber, usually ash or spruce, with a grip or handle …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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