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floating dock

noun
1.
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
1865-1870
1865-70
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Examples from the web for floating dock
  • Build a smaller, floating dock which does not shade as much nearshore aquatic habitat.
  • The additional floating dock will help ease the boat launching traffic during the upcoming boating season.
  • The objective is to be tightly secured to the floating dock system.
  • Pier includes floating dock for daytime only boat moorage.
  • These facilities include a concrete boat ramp with floating dock and an accessible fishing platform.
  • All parameters for use for the floating dock shall be clearly identified.
  • Public ferries and charter boats will access the temporary floating dock.
  • The floating dock is concrete, with no wood in contact with water.
British Dictionary definitions for floating dock

floating dock

noun
1.
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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