The art or business of designing and constructing ships.(noun)
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Use "shipbuilding" in a sentence
"As articulated in their respective long-term shipbuilding plans, the Navy and the Coast Guard intend to purchase a total of 83 small combatants."
"Once a center for salt shipping, Lymington became known as a shipbuilding and trading port during the Middle Ages."
"For one illustration, we are using today vastly more wood in shipbuilding than in the days when all the ships of all the world were made of wood; and that applies all down through the line."