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shipshape

[ship-sheyp] /ˈʃɪpˌʃeɪp/
adjective
1.
in good order; well-arranged; trim or tidy.
adverb
2.
in a shipshape manner.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; ship + shape
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Examples from the web for shipshape
  • Ensuring that your boating plans are shipshape also means having your watercraft properly registered.
  • Drillship means a surface type unit with a single shipshape displacement hull.
  • The pioneer flyers anchored their seaplane themselves and delayed going ashore until everything was shipshape and well secured.
  • The schooners in particular looked trim and shipshape with their lower sails jib.
  • The two former vessels now look quite trim, and shipshape again, but the latter looks quite a wreck yet.
British Dictionary definitions for shipshape

shipshape

/ˈʃɪpˌʃeɪp/
adjective
1.
neat; orderly
adverb
2.
in a neat and orderly manner
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Word Origin and History for shipshape
adj.

also ship-shape, "properly arranged," 1640s, originally "according to the fashion of a (sailing) ship," where neatness is a priority and the rigging must be serviceable and stowed properly; from ship (n.) + shape (n.).

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