slip·way | \ˈslip-ˌwā \

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. Anna Marum,, "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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The first known use of slipway was in 1840

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