slipway

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slipway

1. the sloping area in a shipyard, containing the ways
2. the ways on which a vessel is launched
3. the ramp of a whaling factory ship
4. a pillowcase; pillowslip

Slipway

 

an inclined platform at the stern opening of a fishing vessel from which the catch, such as a trawl filled with fish, is hauled up on deck.

slipway

[′slip‚wā]
(civil engineering)
The space in a shipyard where a foundation for launching ways and keel blocks exists and which is occupied by a ship while under construction.
(naval architecture)
One of the timbers over which the cradle of a marine railway travels.
A sloping passage in a whaling ship's stern, through which whales are hauled in.
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