slip·​way ˈslip-ˌwā How to pronounce slipway (audio)
: an inclined usually concrete surface for a ship being built or repaired

Examples of slipway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The slipways where the ship was built now host music concerts. Amanda Ferguson, Washington Post, 11 Apr. 2023 The Curse of Oak Island (History at 9) Discovery of a possible slipway in the swamp reinforces the team’s eagerness to excavate further. Washington Post, 29 Dec. 2020 This is a boater's paradise with a private jetty, slipway, boathouse, deepwater mooring, barbecue pavilion, and heated saltwater pool on the water's edge. Ellen Paris, Forbes, 23 June 2021 Plus two headless gantry cranes on either side of a 550-foot-long concrete slipway where military ships once entered the water. John King,, 1 Oct. 2020 The slipway, by contrast, begins public life as an artifact more than an attraction. John King,, 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, 16 Jan. 2020 The tide has risen and the steep slipway is shorter by a good five metres. The Economist, 4 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of slipway was in 1840

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“Slipway.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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