Definition of shipshape in English:

shipshape

adjective

  • In good order; trim and neat.

    ‘he checked that everything was shipshape’
    • ‘This is only stop-gap funding, however, and it's a far cry from what the Coast Guard says it needs to operate in a shipshape manner.’
    • ‘Last night they were hit by torrential rain as they began to make the port shipshape for aid deliveries.’
    • ‘What impressed him were the tidiness and organization of their canoe, as if the men he met were like sailors on the HMS Fly, keeping it shipshape.’
    • ‘He wasn't exactly known as the most shipshape person.’
    • ‘Having been certified to sail, all souls safely back on board, shipshape and Bristol fashioned, fed and foddered, the boat departed on the evening tide into a glorious sunset on Wednesday last.’
    • ‘As he tackled the task of making the tavern shipshape, Ben breathed another prayer, this time one of thanksgiving.’
    • ‘For generations they were the hub of Yorkshire's fishing industry - where families worked together to mend nets, bait lines, and ensure everything was shipshape for harvesting the sea.’
    • ‘We thought it would make an amazing base - although we've averaged 16 hours a day for several months since March to get the place shipshape.’
    • ‘I quickly and efficiently unpacked, making sure everything was shipshape, and all weapons were at hand - just like I was taught at the marine base.’
    • ‘Still, keeping it shipshape is no easy job, and I can't stress it enough: I want you to act like professionals, hear?’
    • ‘By early this week, the island began to look not only shipshape but also remarkably like Smithson's drawing.’
    • ‘And when it broke, he would work around the clock to mend it, so everything was shipshape for one's weekend diving.’
    • ‘He shuttles her to the tops of mountains for practice runs, keeps their 52-foot sailboat shipshape, and makes sure she doesn't completely lose touch with the world beyond dirt and chain lube.’
    • ‘The wreck for the first time becomes somewhat shipshape at this point, with deck fittings, derricks and winches clearly identifiable.’
    • ‘House maintenance doesn't finish while you're selling houses, in fact it's even more necessary to keep everything shipshape and Bristol fashion when buyers may descend at any moment.’
    • ‘Even though all the relevant bits and pieces are still shipshape and Bristol fashion, of course.’
    • ‘One of our top contenders was a former military guy who vowed to get us in shipshape.’
    • ‘As well as loading the boat and making sure everything is shipshape and Bristol fashion, the crew will be involved in corporate entertaining, though they will be careful not to overindulge.’
    • ‘Since I've never been famous for a neat and tidy workspace, others were detailed to the task and by the big day all was as shipshape as could be.’
    • ‘The legend maintains that the Sargasso Sea derelicts are found shipshape but otherwise bereft of a living soul.’
    neat and tidy, orderly, well ordered, in order, in good order, well kept, spick and span, in apple-pie order, as neat as a new pin, immaculate, uncluttered, straight, trim, spruce
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Pronunciation

shipshape

/ˈʃɪpʃeɪp/