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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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The Abu Dhabi City Municipality is moving ahead with the boats, and jet skis slipways project within Abu Dhabi Island, in a move aimed at boosting the comprehensive development drive and the ongoing upswing witnessed by infrastructure in the city.
A press release issued by the municipality stated: "Construction works of the hotel and the permanent [-] Al Sadr and Al Bahya slipways are expected to start in September 2017, and the two projects, together with their components, are expected to be opened in the last quarter of 2018.
It's the second time in three days the Esplanade slipway has been blocked.
In Porthcawl, anyone leaping into the sea off the breakwater or slipway is also very near to Porthcawl Marina and therefore could be potentially putting themselves into the path of boats that are coming in and out of the marina.
Holding onto the rope attached to the ring, they managed to pull the woman more than 150 yards along the sea wall to another slipway where the sea wall was low enough for them to haul her out with the help of a passer-by.
When the Doggerbank wind farm starts, a lot of workboats will be required, all of which will require a slipway facility.
BAHRAIN'S Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard (Asry) has highlighted it repaired six vessels simultaneously on its dual slipways, matching a previous record and indicating its small and medium repair business has continued to flourish since the state-of-the-art dual slipways were opened in 2008.
MANAMA: Asry has announced six vessels underwent repair simultaneously on its dual slipways, which is a record for the leading ship and rig repair yard in the Gulf.
As the crew walked up the slipway they were approached by a man suffering from chest pains.
However, the municipality has put several strict conditions, including a ban on commercial fishing boats from using the slipway, to ensure safety of beach visitors and boat users.
The slipway, which runs beneath Bristol Street and links to car parks on the opposite site of the road, was taped off by police and a uniformed officer could be seen standing guard.
A STUDENT at Bournemouth University has helped the Royal National Lifeboat Institution to improve the performance of its lifeboat slipway launch process by investigating friction, lubrication and wear.