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floating dock

a submersible, floating structure used as a dry dock, having a floor that is submerged, slipped under a floating vessel, and then raised so as to raise the vessel entirely out of the water.
Also called floating dry dock.
Origin of floating dock
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The floating dock is concrete, with no wood in contact with water.
British Dictionary definitions for floating dock

floating dock

a large boxlike structure that can be submerged to allow a vessel to enter it and then floated to raise the vessel out of the water for maintenance or repair Also called floating dry dock
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