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[dok-yahrd] /ˈdɒkˌyɑrd/
a waterside area containing docks, workshops, warehouses, etc., for building, outfitting, and repairing ships, for storing naval supplies, etc.
British. a navy yard.
Origin of dockyard
1695-1705; dock1 + yard2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Towards the end of the month of September the skeleton of the vessel, which was to be rigged as a schooner, lay in the dockyard.

    The Secret of the Island W.H.G. Kingston (translation from Jules Verne)
  • This gave me an entry to the dockyard—all I wished at the moment.

    The Iron Pirate Max Pemberton
  • He extended his establishments on the Thames, and to him belongs the credit of setting up the dockyard at Portsmouth.

  • The commissioner of the dockyard paid him the compliment, etc.

  • This repair and supply ship practically took the place of a dockyard, so far as our destroyer forces were concerned.

    The Victory At Sea William Sowden Sims
  • He laid all the blame of the disasters his ship had met with to the dockyard riggers.

    The Three Lieutenants W.H.G. Kingston
  • The week had passed, and the next day the ship was clear of its dockyard artisans.

    Syd Belton George Manville Fenn
  • A dockyard was also constructed at Yokosko under French guidance.

    The Empire of the East H. B. Montgomery
  • I'll bet any man a week's grog that they wos bought cheap in a dockyard sale o' rotten grub, by order o' the Admiralty.

  • We visited the dockyard, which is very similar to that of Portsmouth.

British Dictionary definitions for dockyard


a naval establishment with docks, workshops, etc, for the building, fitting out, and repair of vessels
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