ground ways

plural noun

Definition of ground ways

: heavy timbers laid on the ground on each side of the keel of a ship under construction that form a track for launching and support the sliding ways that carry the ship into the water

called also standing ways

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“Ground ways.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ground%20ways. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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