Unship

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Unship (Naut) To remove or detach, as any part or implement, from its proper position or connection when in use; as, to unship an oar; to unship capstan bars; to unship the tiller.
    • Unship To take out of a ship or vessel; as, to unship goods.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unship To take out of a ship or other water-craft: as, to unship goods or passengers. To remove from its place; specifically (nautical), to remove from a place where it is fixed or fitted: as, to unship an oar; to unship capstan-bars; to unship the tiller.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Unship un-ship′ to take out of a ship or other vessel: to remove from the place where it is fixed or fitted
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1st pref. un-, + ship,

Usage

In literature:

The unshipping won't take long.
"The World of Ice" by R.M. Ballantyne
In the same deliberate way he unshipped the rudder and cast it away.
"The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands" by R.M. Ballantyne
He unshipped his first-floor ladder, and, with the assistance of a policeman, brought Mr Nathan down.
"Personal Reminiscences in Book Making" by R.M. Ballantyne
Again our rudder was unshipped, and with great difficulty replaced.
"Diary in America, Series One" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
The handle unships, so as to be out of the way when not wanted.
"Blown to Bits" by R.M. Ballantyne
They made land north by Fox-Plain, in Hraunhaven, half a month before winter, and there unshipped their goods.
"The Story Of Gunnlaug The Worm-Tongue And Raven The Skald" by Anonymous
The pieces were quickly unshipped and mounted on carriages.
"From Fort Henry to Corinth" by Manning Ferguson Force
Once we unship our flag mast, and we shall lie so saucy and close that behind a bank of rushes we never would be seen.
"The Lady and the Pirate" by Emerson Hough
He stripped off the senseless man's long boots, and, unshipping a hot fender iron from the stove, laid it against his feet.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
Pins inserted through their ends to prevent their unshipping.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Arrived once more in the widow's back yard, Tom unshipped the barrel and went off to restore the horse to its stable.
"The Boys of Crawford's Basin" by Sidford F. Hamp
Stanchion-rails were unshipped; everything likely to splinter was sent below.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
He stripped off the senseless man's long boots, and unshipping a hot fender iron from the stove laid it against his feet.
"Hawtrey's Deputy" by Harold Bindloss
Unship the apparatus, remove the cork from the mouth of the candle.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
There isn't water enough to take them through loaded, so practically each one will have to unship its cargo here.
"Young Alaskans in the Far North" by Emerson Hough
Take every precaution, Mr. Wall, and keep the ice off; but don't unship it, you understand.
"The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras" by Jules Verne
The men lost little time in stowing such casks and bales as remained unshipped.
"The Magnificent Adventure" by Emerson Hough
Then he tried to unship the rudder (the singed boatman was no use at all in this emergency) and so make use of that as a float.
"Wyn's Camping Days" by Amy Bell Marlowe
Unship any supplies brought for the Human and begone.
"The Reluctant Weapon" by Howard L. Myers
Scotty and Zircon watched as he unshipped the staff from its holder and pulled it down.
"The Pirates of Shan" by Harold Leland Goodwin
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In poetry:

Spirit with sky to change; such hope,
An idle one we know;
Unship the oars, make loose the rope,
Push off the boat and go. . .
"Cambridge in the Long" by Amy Levy

In news:

Unshipped patches, unpatched holes, calls for resignations: Why don't Oracle execs and security researchers settle their differences.
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