Definition of Graving 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.
Generic synonyms: Dock, Dockage, Docking Facility
Specialized synonyms: Floating Dock, Floating Dry Dock
Group relationships: Shipyard
Lexicographical Neighbors of Graving Dock
Literary usage of Graving dock
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1906)
"A NEW graving dock AT NAGASAKI, JAPAN. Discussion. ... From such small beginnings to the great graving dock described by Dr. Shiraishi is a tremendous leap, ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The advantages afforded by a graving dock, on the other hand, are these. ... (2) The management of the graving dock is simple, and involves comparatively ..."
3. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1862)
"This lock can also be used as a graving dock. There are 16 graving docks in Liverpool, varying in length from 300 feet to 700 feet, having a depth of water ..."
4. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1866)
"graving dock. A name given, in Hydraulic Engineering, to an enclosure made on the side ... A graving dock in general consists of the lock at the entrance, ..."