verb (unships, unshipping, unshipped)[with object] chiefly Nautical
1Remove (an oar, mast, or other object) from its fixed or regular position: they unshipped the oars
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- He secured his weapons before unshipping his grappling hook and two of his home-made grenades.
- He unshipped his RPG launcher and minigun.
- To assist easy repair of such damage, exposed and vulnerable elements, such as arms and legs, were constructed in such a way that they could be removed and unshipped from the main body of the figurehead.
1.1Unload (a cargo) from a ship or boat.
- "Terminal" means any terminal, jetty, pier, floating structure or other works within a harbour at which ships can obtain shelter or ship and unship goods or passengers.
- At a still later period, the Mary of Leith obtained a safe conduct from the English king to unship her cargo.
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