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slipway in Water topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishslipwayslip‧way /ˈslɪpweɪ/ noun [countable]  TTWa sloping track that is used for moving boats into or out of the water
Examples from the Corpus
slipwayWhen canal boats are taken out of the water for repairs they are winched sideways up a slipway.The current slipway is beyond economic repair and a new structure is the only solution.At Angle in Pembrokeshire the first new slipway and boathouse to be built for 31 years is to be constructed.Ships first began thundering down the yard's slipway into the Mersey in 1828.Shadows wavered backwards through the green railings and down on to the sunken slipway leading to the chain-ferry.I even heard one of them claiming to have booked the slipway.The Clyde was alive with effort, delivering an unending tide of steel down the slipways and into the Clyde.The gangplank that linked the slipway to the boat shifted to and fro with a grating sound.