- to unload from a ship
- Naut. to remove (an oar, mast, etc.) from the proper position for use
Origin of unshipMiddle English unshippen: see un- and amp; ship
verbun·shipped, un·ship·ping, un·ships
- To unload from a ship; discharge.
- To remove (a piece of gear) from its proper place; detach: unship an oar.
To become or be capable of becoming removed or detached.
(third-person singular simple present unships, present participle unshipping, simple past and past participle unshipped)