Definition of Dry dock

1. Noun. A large dock from which water can be pumped out; used for building ships or for repairing a ship below its waterline.

Exact synonyms: Drydock, Graving Dock
Generic synonyms: Dock, Dockage, Docking Facility
Specialized synonyms: Floating Dock, Floating Dry Dock
Group relationships: Shipyard

Definition of Dry dock

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of drydock) ¹

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dry dock (current term)
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Literary usage of Dry dock

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1920)
"5 6895), providing that contracts of the Navy Department shall be reduced to writing, did not preclude contractor to build dry dock ..."

2. The Engineering Index Annual for by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1908)
"83769 H. Floating dry dock No. IV at Rotterdam (Das Rotterdamer Schwimmdock IV). ... New dry dock at Lorain. Improvements and extensions at the works of the ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1904)
"A state taz, though In form levied upon land conveyed by the United States to a corporation for dry-dock purposes, with a re- •erved right In the grantor to ..."

4. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1862)
"Shipley, he gave him orders to hold himself in readiness with a crew of picked men, to man a bout the following night, cautiously to approach the dry dock, ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Galveston has a 10000-ton dry dock and several ship repair plants. ... On this island are located the dry dock and ship-repairing plants. ..."

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