Definition of unship in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈʃɪp/

verb (unships, unshipping, unshipped)

1 [with object] chiefly Nautical Remove (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.
2Unload (a cargo) from a ship or boat: folks would come downriver and unship their wagons and horses here
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  • "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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