dry-dock

dry dock

noun
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:
1620–30

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dry-dock

[drahy-dok]
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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dry dock
 
n
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
 
vb
2.  to put (a ship) into a dry dock, or (of a ship) to go into a dry dock

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