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shipyard

[ship-yahrd] /ˈʃɪpˌyɑrd/
noun
1.
a yard or enclosure in which ships are built or repaired.
Origin of shipyard
1690-1700
1690-1700; ship1 + yard2
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  • The redeveloped navy shipyard has already attracted a number of green businesses.
  • Today the shipyard has found a new role building offshore wind turbines.
  • But its authors admit that much more would need to be done to produce a full blueprint ready for a shipyard to start building it.
  • The rest of the action takes place a few years later, when the barricades are gone and the shipyard has shut down.
  • It has a shipyard, locomotive plant, machinery, and rubber factory.
British Dictionary definitions for shipyard

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 shipyard
n.

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

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