unship

verb

un·​ship ˌən-ˈship How to pronounce unship (audio)
unshipped; unshipping; unships

transitive verb

1
: to take out of a ship : discharge, unload
2
: to remove (something, such as an oar or a tiller) from position : detach

intransitive verb

: to become or admit of being detached or removed

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of unship was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Unship.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unship. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

unship

verb
un·​ship ˌən-ˈship How to pronounce unship (audio)
ˈən-
1
: to remove from a ship
2
: to remove or become removed from position
unship an oar
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