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graving dock

noun, Nautical
an excavated shore dry dock for the repair and maintenance of ships.
Origin of graving dock
1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The yacht was berthed alongside the graving-dock pier at Williamstown, which made it easy of access.

    The Last Voyage Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
  • There are docks 34 acres in area, an extensive tidal harbour and basin, and a graving-dock.

British Dictionary definitions for graving-dock

graving dock

another term for dry dock
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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