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dogshore

[dawg-shawr, -shohr, dog-] /ˈdɔgˌʃɔr, -ˌʃoʊr, ˈdɒg-/
noun, Shipbuilding.
1.
any of several shores for holding the hull of a small or moderate-sized vessel in place after keel blocks and other shores are removed and until the vessel is launched.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; dog + shore2
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