ship·build·er | \ˈship-ˌbil-dər \

Definition of shipbuilder 

: one who designs or constructs ships

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shipbuilding \ˈship-ˌbil-diŋ \ noun

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Horizon was built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and just completed the voyage from Barcelona to New York City on May 23., "From fun to good deeds, Carnival has children in mind," 15 June 2018 Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said the temporary ownership of the shipbuilder for the life of the contract would make BAE fully responsible for delivering the ships on budget and on time. Washington Post, "Australia awards UK’s BAE $26 billion navy frigate contract," 29 June 2018 How much more could American shipbuilders accomplish without restrictions such as the 1.5% limit hanging over their heads? Colin Grabow, WSJ, "The Jones Act Drives America’s Finest Into Exile," 29 Apr. 2018 Today’s weather Today in history The ferry Kalakala readies for its maiden voyage in 1935 with a trial run near Bremerton, with 500 guests onboard, including the shipbuilders. Morning Brief, The Seattle Times, "We go inside Amazon’s warehouse world, plus Kam Chancellor retires from the NFL | Monday Morning Brief, July 2," 2 July 2018 The two of the largest U.S. shipbuilders, General Dynamics Corp. and Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc., are thriving on a different business model by catering to military ships. Costas Paris, WSJ, "Philadelphia Shipyard Struggles to Survive on Order Drought," 31 May 2018 The boat, to be built by Washington state shipbuilder SAFE Boats International, will have 14 seats but be able to carry as many as 55 people. Zach Despart, Houston Chronicle, "Harris County Sheriff buys $1.1M boat to respond to chemical spills," 20 June 2018 As the economy changes, proponents say, accounting standards that made sense for shipbuilders and oil drillers are bound to lose relevance. Bloomberg,, "What's a stock worth? In the new economy, traditional accounting has its critics," 8 June 2018 Norwegian just took delivery of Bliss on Thursday in Bremerhaven, Germany from German shipbuilder Meyer Werft, which has been building the ship for more than a year. Gene Sloan, USA TODAY, "First look: Inside Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Cruise Line's biggest ship ever," 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of shipbuilder

circa 1700, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shipbuilder was circa 1700

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English Language Learners Definition of shipbuilder

: a person or company that designs and builds ships

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