Ship"ping, n. 1. The act of one who, or of that which, ships; as, the shipping of flour to Liverpool.
2. The collective body of ships in one place, or belonging to one port, country, etc.; vessels, generally; tonnage.
3. Navigation. "God send 'em good shipping."
Shipping articles, articles of agreement between the captain of a vessel and the seamen on board, in respect to the amount of wages, length of time for which they are shipping, etc.
To take shipping, to embark; to take ship.
John vi. 24.
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