Shipping \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." --Shak.
, 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. --Bouvier.
To take shipping
, to embark; to take ship. [Obs.] --John
vi. 24. --Shak.