What is another word for slipway?

Pronunciation: [slˈɪpwe͡ɪ] (IPA)

A slipway is a type of inclined plane or ramp that is used to lower boats, ships, or submarines into the water. It's also used to haul them out of the water for maintenance or storage. Other words that can be used as synonyms for slipway include boat ramp, launchway, boat hoist, boat lift, dry dock, marine railway, and boat cradle. These terms are all used to describe a structure or device used to lift or lower boats and other vessels into the water. Whichever term you choose to use, it's important to remember that they all refer to a structure that on which boats and other vessels can be launched or lifted out of the water.

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    • Noun, singular or mass

What are the hypernyms for Slipway?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    dock, boat ramp, launch ramp.

Usage examples for Slipway

It moved easily to his pressure, and a smile stole over his masked features when he remembered that ample grease had been placed in its slipway.
"The Son of his Father"
Ridgwell Cullum
Then she drew him away, over stock and stone, in a slanting path to the slipway, where the people stood like a wall.
"Pelle the Conqueror, Vol. 2"
Martin Anderson Nexo
And the murmur of the work rose up to him; they were hewing, boring and blasting; the tip-wagons wandered in long rows up the slipway, threw their contents out on the shore, and returned.
"Pelle the Conqueror, Vol. 2"
Martin Anderson Nexo

Related words: slipway entrance, slipway stairs, slipway ramp, slipway emergency exit, slipway ladder, slipway ramp slope, slipway safety, slipway design

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