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shipyard

[ship-yahrd] /ˈʃɪpˌyɑrd/
noun
1.
a yard or enclosure in which ships are built or repaired.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; ship + yard2
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shipyard

/ˈʃɪpˌjɑːd/
noun
1.
a place or facility for the building, maintenance, and repair of ships
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Word Origin and History for ship yard

shipyard

n.

c.1700, from ship (n.) + yard (n.1).

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shipyard

shore establishment for building and repairing ships. The shipbuilding facilities of the ancient and medieval worlds reached a culmination in the arsenal of Venice, a shipyard in which a high degree of organization produced an assembly-line technique, with a ship's fittings added to the completed hull as it was floated past successive docks. In 18th-century British shipyards, the hull was towed to a floating stage called a sheer hulk, where it received its masts and rigging. Modern ships also are launched incomplete

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