Launching ways
Launch Launch, n. 1. The act of launching. [1913 Webster]

2. The movement of a vessel from land into the water; especially, the sliding on ways from the stocks on which it is built. [1913 Webster]

3. [Cf. Sp. lancha.] (Naut.) The boat of the largest size belonging to a ship of war; also, an open boat of any size driven by steam, naphtha, electricity, or the like. [1913 Webster]

{Launching ways}. (Naut.) See {Way}, n. (Naut.). [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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