Definition of slipway
: an inclined usually concrete surface for a ship being built or repaired
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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.
Eat: Fresh & Co. is located in a former schooner slipway, and the renovated old brick building is elegant without pretension.
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