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[uhn-shipt] /ʌnˈʃɪpt/
not shipped, as goods.
(of a person) having no ship.
out of position or formation, as a boat or ship.
Origin of unshipped
1710-20; un-1 + shipped


[uhn-ship] /ʌnˈʃɪp/
verb (used with object), unshipped, unshipping.
to put or take off from a ship, as persons or goods.
to remove from the place proper for its use, as an oar or tiller.
verb (used without object), unshipped, unshipping.
to become unloaded or removed.
1400-50; late Middle English unshippen; see un-2, ship1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Historical Examples
  • Noiselessly the yawl's oars were unshipped, and then we heard the gentle grating of the boat's keel upon the sand.

    Pirates' Hope Francis Lynde
  • No, I have unshipped the rudder, and you will have nothing to do but sit still and wonder.

    Major Vigoureux A. T. Quiller-Couch
  • Young Angus Mackie answered his hail, unshipped the light, and lingered for a moment.

    The Moving Finger Mary Gaunt
  • The mast had been unshipped, and fell over Ben; but being only an oar, it did not hurt him.

    Saved from the Sea W.H.G. Kingston
  • Aye, they are even now in such danger they should be unshipped.

    The Landing of the Pilgrims Henry Fisk Carlton
  • "My starboard leg seems to be unshipped," he announced at the door.

    The Ordeal of Mark Twain Van Wyck Brooks
  • Philip hastened aft; he found that the rudder had been unshipped, and the vessel was immovably fixed.

    The Phantom Ship Frederick Marryat
  • The men will bring up all their mess tables, they can be rigged and unshipped in no time.

    In Greek Waters G. A. Henty
  • Doctor Joe unshipped the rudder and began sculling, while the boys laboured at the long oars.

    Troop One of the Labrador Dillon Wallace
  • When it was unshipped there was just room for a man to crawl into the store room.

British Dictionary definitions for unshipped


verb -ships, -shipping, -shipped
to be or cause to be unloaded, discharged, or disembarked from a ship
(transitive) (nautical) to remove from a regular place: to unship oars
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