A contractor who breaks up old ships for scrap.
More example sentences
- It was towed up the River Thames from Sheerness in Kent to a ship-breaker's yard in Rotherhithe, South London.
- ‘The first task in the dismantling operation will be repairing holes made in three areas of the Megafloat's bottom when it ran aground,’ the ship-breaker said.
- Neither does it have a complete inventory of toxic wastes, although the ship-breaker admits that the ship contains both asbestos and polychlorinated biphenyls, a neurotoxin.
Definition of ship-breaker in:
- The US English dictionary