Definition of shipbuilding in English:



mass noun
  • The design and construction of ships.

    ‘naval shipbuilding was developing at a rapid pace’
    as modifier ‘the declining shipbuilding industry’
    • ‘The state is focusing on 15 industries, from shipbuilding to aerospace engineering.’
    • ‘However, Scotland's steel industry was over-reliant on the fluctuating fortunes of the British shipbuilding yards.’
    • ‘By late 1899, he managed to acquire the goodwill of their insolvent shipbuilding business.’
    • ‘He is currently revising his dissertation, a study of World War II merchant shipbuilding on San Francisco Bay, for publication.’
    • ‘The company often hires firms that have no shipbuilding experience to design critical spaces.’
    • ‘The evolution of the shipbuilding tradition of Sulawesi is considered.’
    • ‘His empire was based in real estate, but he branched into everything from cotton to shipbuilding to insurance.’
    • ‘The documentary record for shipbuilding firms on the Thames is practically non-existent.’
    • ‘One of the first documentaries with a strong social conscience, it illustrates the social impact of shipbuilding on the depressed local economy.’
    • ‘During the age of sail, the Thames River region was the leading shipbuilding area in Britain.’