verb (used with object), shanghaied, shanghaiing. Nautical.
to enroll or obtain (a sailor) for the crew of a ship by unscrupulous means, as by force or the use of liquor or drugs.
verb (transitive) -hais, -haiing, -haied
to kidnap (a man or seaman) for enforced service at sea, esp on a merchant ship
to force or trick (someone) into doing something, going somewhere, etc
(Austral & NZ) to shoot with a catapult
(Austral & NZ) a catapult
a port in E China, capital of Shanghai municipality (traditionally in SE Jiangsu) near the estuary of the Yangtze: the largest city in China and one of the largest ports in the world; a major cultural and industrial centre, with many universities. Pop: 12 665 000 (2005 est)
Largest city in China, located in the eastern part of the country on the Pacific Ocean.
Note: Shanghai is the most populous city in Asia.
Note: It is one of the world’s great seaports.
Note: Opened to foreign trade by the Treaty of Nanking in 1842, Shanghai became a treaty port administered by Britain, the United States, and France until World War II.
noun 1. a W African religious cult surviving in some parts of the Caribbean (as modifier): Shango ritual
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noun 1. the chief of the ancient Chinese gods.
noun, Pinyin. 1. a city in NE Hebei province, in NE China, on the Gulf of Liaodong: strategically located at the E end of the Great Wall.