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floating dock

n.
1. A structure that can be submerged to permit the entry and docking of a ship and then raised to lift the ship from the water for repairs. Also called floating drydock.
2. A dock that is held in place laterally, as by pilings, but rests on floats and is free to rise and fall with changes in the water level.

floating dock

n
(Nautical Terms) 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

float′ing dock′


n.
a submersible floating structure that can raise a vessel out of the water and serve as a dry dock. Also called float′ing dry′ dock`.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.floating dock - dry dock that can be submerged under a vessel and then raisedfloating dock - dry dock that can be submerged under a vessel and then raised
dry dock, drydock, graving dock - a large dock from which water can be pumped out; used for building ships or for repairing a ship below its waterline
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