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Meaning of slipway

slip•way

Pronunciation: (slip'wā"), [key]
— n. Naut.
  1. (in a shipyard) the area sloping toward the water, on which the ways are located.
  2. See
  3. a ramp on a factory ship for hauling aboard carcasses of whales for processing.
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