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dry dock

noun
1.
a structure able to contain a ship and to be drained or lifted so as to leave the ship free of water with all parts of the hull accessible for repairs, painting, etc.
Origin of dry dock
1620-1630
1620-30

dry-dock

[drahy-dok] /ˈdraɪˌdɒk/
verb (used with object)
1.
to place (a ship) in a dry dock.
verb (used without object)
2.
(of a ship) to go into a dry dock.
Origin
1880-85
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British Dictionary definitions for dry dock

dry dock

noun
1.
a basin-like structure that is large enough to admit a ship and that can be pumped dry for work on the ship's bottom
verb
2.
to put (a ship) into a dry dock, or (of a ship) to go into a dry dock
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