|shanghai (ˈʃæŋhaɪ, ʃæŋˈhaɪ)|
|—vb , -hais, -haiing, -haied|
|1.||to kidnap (a man or seaman) for enforced service at sea, esp on a merchant ship|
|2.||to force or trick (someone) into doing something, going somewhere, etc|
|3.||(Austral), (NZ) to shoot with a catapult|
|4.||(Austral), (NZ) a catapult|
|[C19: from the city of |
Note: Shanghai is the most populous city in Asia.
Note: It is one of the world's great seaports.
Note: Opened to foreign trade by the Treaty of Nanking in 1842, Shanghai became a treaty port administered by Britain, the United States, and France until World War II.