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graving dock

noun, Nautical
1.
an excavated shore dry dock for the repair and maintenance of ships.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40
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Examples for graving dock
  • Floating bridge pontoons being constructed in a graving dock.
  • Once the graving dock modifications are complete, construction of the pontoons will begin.
  • Maximize use of the graving dock for pontoon construction through double shifts or another facility.
  • The ship or other marine craft will rest upon these support structures when the water is pumped from the graving dock.
  • Maximize use of an existing graving dock for pontoon construction through double shifts or another facility.
  • The facility does not own dry dock or graving dock, or lift and travel haul.
British Dictionary definitions for graving dock

graving dock

noun
1.
another term for dry dock
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