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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.
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(Military) a naval establishment with docks, workshops, etc, for the building, fitting out, and repair of vessels
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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
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[ˈdɒkjɑːrd] nchantier m naval
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[ˈdɒkˌjɑːd] ncantiere m (navale)
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(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.
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References in classic literature ?
"So he says," resumed the convict I had recognized - "it was all said and done in half a minute, behind a pile of timber in the Dockyard - 'You're a-going to be discharged?' Yes, I was.
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?
And besides, he wanted her so very much to see the Thrush before she went out of harbour--the Thrush was certainly the finest sloop in the service--and there were several improvements in the dockyard, too, which he quite longed to shew her.
With these counsels, and many others equally valuable, did Papa Wick fortify Bobby ere that last awful night at Portsmouth when the Officers' Quarters held more inmates than were provided for by the Regulations, and the liberty-men of the ships fell foul of the drafts for India, and the battle raged from the Dockyard Gates even to the slums of Longport, while the drabs of Fratton came down and scratched the faces of the Queen's Officers.
Eventually, however, they stumbled upon two small rooms up three pair of stairs, or rather two pair and a ladder, at a tobacconist's shop, on the Common Hard: a dirty street leading down to the dockyard. These Nicholas engaged, only too happy to have escaped any request for payment of a week's rent beforehand.
'appear to be soldiers, sailors, Jews, chalk, shrimps, officers, and dockyard men.
Good has come out of evil, however, for the barmaid, finding from the papers that he is in serious trouble and likely to be hanged, has thrown him over utterly and has written to him to say that she has a husband already in the Bermuda Dockyard, so that there is really no tie between them.
The systematic arrangement of wide convenient spaces, the quantities of business-like soldiers everywhere, the occasional neat piles of material, the ubiquitous mono-rail lines, and the towering ship-like hulls about him, reminded him a little of impressions he had got as a boy on a visit to Woolwich Dockyard. The whole camp reflected the colossal power of modern science that had created it.
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."