Definition of Drydock

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



2. Verb. Maneuver (a ship) into a drydock.
Exact synonyms: Dry-dock
Generic synonyms: Dock

Definition of Drydock

1. Noun. (nautical) A dock that can be drained of water and is used in the repair and construction of ships. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To place (a ship) in a drydock. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drydock

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drydock (current term)
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Literary usage of Drydock

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1. With the Men who Do Things by Alexander Russell Bond (1913)
""For a drydock. They let the boats sail in and then they shut the gate at the end ... "Oh, I know what a drydock is, but I don't see why they have so much ..."

2. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1898)
"Proposals for a Floating drydock.—A New Method of Making Hard-faced Armor.— Contraband of War.—The Raddatz Submarine Boat—A New Quick-fire Naval Gun. ..."

3. A Practical Treatise on Sub-aqueous Foundations: Including The Coffer-dam by Charles Evan Fowler (1914)
"434 for the < ernment drydock at League Island, Pa., a discussion of which| be given under the description of that work. Where piling ar employed, ..."

4. The Centennial Celebration of the Evacuation of Detroit by the British by Detroit (Mich.) (1896)
"Knaggs' Creek into a drydock, the first on the great lakes The remains of Ives' dock are still to be seen. Here stood for many years the last of the old ..."

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