• WordNet 3.6
    • n slipway structure consisting of a sloping way down to the water from the place where ships are built or repaired
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n slipway An inclined plane the lower end of which extends below the water in a slip-dock. Two such ways, one on each side of the keel of a ship, are used in combination, of sufficient length to permit a ship to be drawn on them entirely out of the water.
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In literature:

In the slipway vacated by the AEolus a second class cruiser, to be named the Hermione, will be laid down forthwith.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 832, December 12, 1891" by Various
Little Mr. Benny ran up the slipway to meet the children.
"Shining Ferry" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
In the brief time before the slipway employees and the schooner's crew returned from their supper, Barry worked swiftly and silently.
"Gold Out of Celebes" by Aylward Edward Dingle
There is a repairing slipway accommodating vessels of 800 tons.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
Already the completed outlines of two of the hulls filled twin slipways.
"The Men Who Wrought" by Ridgwell Cullum
A motor-boat left the slipway, and we were towed ingloriously ashore at about 11 o'clock.
"'Green Balls'" by Paul Bewsher