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  • ship out To accept a position on board a ship and serve as a crew member: shipped out on a tanker.
  • tight ship A well-managed and efficient business, household, or organization: We run a tight ship.
  • A vessel of considerable size for deep-water navigation.
  • A sailing vessel having three or more square-rigged masts.
  • An aircraft or spacecraft.
  • The crew of one of these vessels.
  • One's fortune: When my ship comes in, I'll move to a larger house.
  • To place or receive on board a ship: shipped the cargo in the hold.
  • To cause to be transported by or as if by ship; send. See Synonyms at send1.
  • To place (a ship's mast or rudder, for example) in its working position.
  • To bring into a ship or boat: ship an anchor.
  • To place (an oar) in a resting position inside a boat without removing it from the oarlock.
  • To hire (a person) for work on a ship.
  • To take in (water) over the side of a ship.
  • To go aboard a ship; embark.
  • To travel by ship.
  • To hire oneself out or enlist for service on a ship.
  • ship out To leave, as for a distant place: troops shipping out to the war zone.
  • ship out To send, as to a distant place.
  • ship out Informal To quit, resign from, or otherwise vacate a position: Shape up or ship out.