Definition 2022




Alternative forms

  • ship-breach


shipbreach (uncountable)

  1. Shipwreck.
    • 1966, Bartholomaeus (Anglicus), Robert Steele, Medieval Lore:
      Also in shipbreach men flee to a board, and are oft saved in peril.
    • 1999, Robert M. Torrance, Robert M. Torrance:
      [...] and the third with an harp, and they please so shipmen, with likeness of song, that they draw them to peril and to shipbreach [shipwreck], but the sooth [truth] is, that they were strong [w]hores, that drew men that passed by them to poverty and to mischief.