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shipload Line breaks: ship|load
Pronunciation: /ˈʃɪpləʊd/

Definition of shipload in English:


As much cargo or as many people as a ship can carry: a shipload of food and medical aid was sent figurative British punk bands were emerging by the shipload
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  • In Norfolk, Virginia, a whole shipload of watching sailors let out a gang-whoop of recognition.
  • Marble was delivered there by the shipload, cut, and redistributed.
  • A ship called the Jolly George was awaiting a shipload of arms destined for Polish troops in London's East End docks in May.

Words that rhyme with shipload

peakload • coachload

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