ship·​build·​er | \ ˈship-ˌbil-dər How to pronounce shipbuilder (audio) \

Definition of shipbuilder

: one who designs or constructs ships

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shipbuilding \ ˈship-​ˌbil-​diŋ How to pronounce shipbuilding (audio) \ noun

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The city prospered as the Navy and shipbuilders moved in after World War I. The city also embraced the automobile — the first car dealership opened in 1920. Martina Schimitschek, San Diego Union-Tribune, "National City: Industry-friendly city with a working-class reputation and proud heritage," 30 June 2019 The attacks also had a ripple effect, impacting companies including travel reservation system Sabre, Swedish telecom giant Ericsson and Huntington Ingalls Industries, a shipbuilder for the U. S. Navy. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Chinese Hackers Infiltrated Eight Major Tech Providers For Years With 'Devastating' Impact: Report," 26 June 2019 That includes construction of a new naval base and a $5.4 billion deal with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri SpA in 2016 to build new corvettes and other warships. Jared Malsin, WSJ, "Qatar Builds Up Military, Spurred by Saudi-Led Blockade," 29 Nov. 2018 Similar bailout packages have been arranged over the years for the shipbuilders. Costas Paris, WSJ, "South Korea Hands Another $5 Billion to Hyundai Merchant Marine," 10 Oct. 2018 Japan complained in November to the World Trade Organization about Seoul’s state funding of local shipbuilders. Costas Paris, WSJ, "Asia State Players Wield Subsidies to Dominate Shipping," 2 Dec. 2018 Second-quarter net profit at DSME, the world’s third-largest shipbuilder, slumped 80% from a year ago to $183 million, despite a raft of orders, mostly tankers, since the start of the year. Costas Paris, WSJ, "South Korean Shipbuilder, Container Carrier Hit Hard by Shipping Slump," 15 Aug. 2018 South Korea has been pumping billions into its large maritime sector to keep alive the distressed shipping operators and shipbuilders that are pillars of Seoul’s export-focused economy. Costas Paris, WSJ, "Asia State Players Wield Subsidies to Dominate Shipping," 2 Dec. 2018 The bulk of his book is taken up with recounting the competition among shipbuilders to construct vessels that would sail more quickly than ever before and yet remain durable enough to traverse the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. Randall Fuller, WSJ, "‘Barons of the Sea’ Review: Rigging the Market," 19 July 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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