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

Examples of slipway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plus two headless gantry cranes on either side of a 550-foot-long concrete slipway where military ships once entered the water. John King, SFChronicle.com, "Rugged new S.F. bayside park offers something unexpected — a day at the beach," 1 Oct. 2020 The slipway, by contrast, begins public life as an artifact more than an attraction. John King, SFChronicle.com, "Rugged new S.F. bayside park offers something unexpected — a day at the beach," 1 Oct. 2020 Next to the original slipways where the Titanic was built, the massive Titanic Belfast museum commemorates Belfast's prolific shipbuilding industry. Rick Steves, USA TODAY, "Booming Belfast: See how Northern Irish capital went from Titanic to Troubles to 'Thrones'," 16 Jan. 2020 The tide has risen and the steep slipway is shorter by a good five metres. The Economist, "Ikejime: a humane way to kill fish that makes them tastier," 4 Oct. 2019 The tide has risen and the steep slipway is shorter by a good five metres. The Economist, "Ikejime: a humane way to kill fish that makes them tastier," 4 Oct. 2019 The tide has risen and the steep slipway is shorter by a good five metres. The Economist, "Ikejime: a humane way to kill fish that makes them tastier," 4 Oct. 2019 The tide has risen and the steep slipway is shorter by a good five metres. The Economist, "Ikejime: a humane way to kill fish that makes them tastier," 4 Oct. 2019 Get our daily newsletter An indoor Olympic-size swimming pool is a few steps from a lakeside slipway where holidaymakers may launch speedboats. The Economist, "A woodland resort symbolises American unions’ diminishing fortunes," 3 Oct. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'slipway.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of slipway

1840, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about slipway

Time Traveler for slipway

Time Traveler

The first known use of slipway was in 1840

See more words from the same year

Statistics for slipway

Cite this Entry

“Slipway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slipway. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Comments on slipway

What made you want to look up slipway? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!