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

Definition of shipbuilder

: one who designs or constructs ships

Other Words from shipbuilder

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

Examples of shipbuilder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, China is already the world’s largest shipbuilder, so exporting more naval ships is a natural next step. Terrence Guay, The Conversation, 7 June 2022 The burgeoning Turkish shipbuilder, which began in 2008 as a design studio before opening a boatyard in Antalya two years later, has just unveiled a new concept inspired by the aerodynamics of the world’s fastest cars. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 24 May 2022 In about 2014, Imperial Yachts landed its biggest project to date, a 349-foot superyacht to be constructed by Lürssen, a German shipbuilder: This would become the Amadea. New York Times, 1 June 2022 Work on the ship will begin later this year, with delivery projected for 2025, the shipbuilder said. al, 4 May 2022 Some work flows its way, in part, because NASSCO is the last major shipbuilder left on the West Coast. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Apr. 2022 Rotterdam officials said the shipbuilder still needs to apply for a permit. Anna Cooban And Charles Riley, CNN, 4 Feb. 2022 Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri delivered the cruise line’s first vessel, Scarlet Lady, in February 2020. Washington Post, 31 Dec. 2021 David Hench, a spokesperson for the shipbuilder, says this class of destroyer generally takes about six years to construct. Diane Bellcolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of shipbuilder

circa 1700, in the meaning defined above

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27 Jun 2022

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“Shipbuilder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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