slipway

noun
slip·​way | \ ˈslip-ˌwā How to pronounce slipway (audio) \

Definition of slipway

: an inclined usually concrete surface for a ship being built or repaired

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The evacuation order was lifted Wednesday after firefighters spent days pumping much of the water from the reservoir and a Royal Air Force helicopter dropped bags of sand and gravel to plug a hole in the dam’s slipway. Washington Post, "Town residents let back into homes below damaged England dam," 7 Aug. 2019 However, nothing directly links the containers of pig fat to the process of building Stonehenge, and there’s no physical evidence of sledges or slipways left. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Did Stonehenge builders use pig grease to help slide megaliths into place?," 5 Aug. 2019 The gorge boasts aquatic trekking along the stream that cuts through the massive rock, where hikers pass by waterfalls and natural slipways. Colleen Barry, Fox News, "Prosecutors investigate hiker deaths in Italy gorge flood," 21 Aug. 2018 The gorge boasts aquatic trekking along the stream that cuts through the massive rock, where hikers pass by waterfalls and natural slipways. Colleen Barry, The Seattle Times, "Search called off in Italy gorge flood that killed 10," 21 Aug. 2018 Over the past decade, the barge-building operation at the base of the Ross Island Bridge, with its slipway and towering gantry, has seemed increasingly out of place as shiny condos and OHSU towers sprang up around it. Anna Marum, OregonLive.com, "12 things to know as Zidell Yards launches its last barge," 16 June 2017 Eat: Fresh & Co. is located in a former schooner slipway, and the renovated old brick building is elegant without pretension. Atlanta Life, ajc, "A weekend in Camden, Maine," 18 May 2017

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First Known Use of slipway

1840, in the meaning defined above

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