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1. An area, often bordering a body of water, with facilities for building, repairing, or dry-docking ships.
2. Chiefly British A navy yard.


(Military) a naval establishment with docks, workshops, etc, for the building, fitting out, and repair of vessels



1. a waterside area containing docks, workshops, warehouses, etc., for building and repairing ships, for storing naval supplies, etc.
2. Brit. navy yard.
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Noun1.dockyard - an establishment on the waterfront where vessels are built or fitted out or repaireddockyard - an establishment on the waterfront where vessels are built or fitted out or repaired
waterfront - the area of a city (such as a harbor or dockyard) alongside a body of water
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[ˈdɒkjɑːd] Nastillero m


[ˈdɒkjɑːrd] nchantier m naval


[ˈdɒkˌjɑːd] ncantiere m (navale)


(dok) noun
1. a deepened part of a harbour etc where ships go for loading, unloading, repair etc. The ship was in dock for three weeks.
2. the area surrounding this. He works down at the docks.
3. the box in a law court where the accused person sits or stands.
to (cause to) enter a dock and tie up alongside a quay. The liner docked in Southampton this morning.
ˈdocker noun
a person who works in the docks.
ˈdockyard noun
a naval harbour with docks, stores etc.
References in classic literature ?
At that time it was customary to carry Convicts down to the dockyards by stage-coach.
All dockyards and arsenals safe, principal public buildings untouched.
"To exercise exclusive legislation, in all cases whatsoever, over such district (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of particular States and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the government of the United States; and to exercise like authority over all places purchased by the consent of the legislatures of the States in which the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings."
To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, Dockyards, and other needful Buildings;--And
"And the two rogues will in France make merry with our money, with the money for our vessels, our arsenals, and our dockyards, which they have sold to Louis XIV."
Following the spread of the secret, sprang up great activity in all the dockyards, arsenals, and navy-yards.
Near it are the ruins of a dockyard where Caesar repaired his ships and loaded them with grain when he invaded Britain, fifty years before the Christian era.
The object in hand being to show that the prisoner went down, with some fellow-plotter untracked, in the Dover mail on that Friday night in November five years ago, and got out of the mail in the night, as a blind, at a place where he did not remain, but from which he travelled back some dozen miles or more, to a garrison and dockyard, and there collected information; a witness was called to identify him as having been at the precise time required, in the coffee-room of an hotel in that garrison-and-dockyard town, waiting for another person.
Shall I be a convict in a felt hat and a grey suit, trotting about a dockyard with my number neatly embroidered on my uniform, and the order of the garter on my leg, restrained from chafing my ankle by a twisted belcher handkerchief?