Ship"ping (?), a.

1.

Relating to ships, their ownership, transfer, or employment; as, shiping concerns.

2.

Relating to, or concerned in, the forwarding of goods; as, a shipping clerk.

 

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Ship"ping, n.

1.

The act of one who, or of that which, ships; as, the shipping of flour to Liverpool.

2.

The collective body of ships in one place, or belonging to one port, country, etc.; vessels, generally; tonnage.

3.

Navigation.

"God send 'em good shipping."

Shak.

Shipping articles, articles of agreement between the captain of a vessel and the seamen on board, in respect to the amount of wages, length of time for which they are shipping, etc. Bouvier. -- To take shipping, to embark; to take ship. [Obs.] John vi.24. Shak.

 

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