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Meaning of shanghai

shang•hai

Pronunciation: (shang'hī, shang-hī'), [key]
— -haied, -hai•ing.
  1. to enroll or obtain (a sailor) for the crew of a ship by unscrupulous means, as by force or the use of liquor or drugs.

Shang•hai

Pronunciation: (shang-hī' Chin. shäng'hī'), [key]
— n.
  1. a seaport and municipality in E China, near the mouth of the Chang Jiang. 10,820,000.
  2. a type of long-legged chicken believed to be of Asian origin.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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