shipbuilder

noun ship·build·er \ ˈship-ˌbil-dər \
Updated on: 17 Apr 2018

Definition of shipbuilder

: one who designs or constructs ships

shipbuilding

play \ˈship-ˌbil-diŋ\ noun

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First Known Use of shipbuilder

circa 1700

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Definition of shipbuilder for English Language Learners

  • : a person or company that designs and builds ships



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