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1 Remove (an oar, mast, or other object) from its fixed or regular position.‘they unshipped the oars’
- ‘Andrew stowed their gear along the side of the rowboat and unshipped the oars.’
- ‘He unshipped both his assault rifle and scattergun, made sure the safeties were off, and restrained the urge to smile.’
- ‘He secured his weapons before unshipping his grappling hook and two of his home-made grenades.’
- ‘To assist easy repair of such damage, exposed and vulnerable elements, such as arms and legs, were constructed in such a way that they could be removed and unshipped from the main body of the figurehead.’
- ‘He unshipped his RPG launcher and minigun.’
- 1.1Unload (a cargo) from a ship or boat.
- ‘"Terminal" means any terminal, jetty, pier, floating structure or other works within a harbour at which ships can obtain shelter or ship and unship goods or passengers.’
- ‘At a still later period, the Mary of Leith obtained a safe conduct from the English king to unship her cargo.’
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