Definition of shipbuilder in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈSHipˌbildər/


A person or company whose job or business is the design and construction of ships.
Example sentences
  • Each shipbuilder constructs sections of the ship, while final assembly, outfitting, test and delivery are alternated between them.
  • The Ministry of Defence has invited shipbuilders, ship repairers and marine service companies to tender for the supply of the vessels using novel, cost-cutting procurement methods.
  • Beyond that, shipbuilders must accommodate specific design requests that give mega-yachts their well-earned reputation for extravagance.

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Syllabification: ship·build·er

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