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dry dock

n.
A large dock in the form of a basin that can be pumped free of water, used for building a ship or for making repairs below a vessel's water line.

dry dock

n
(Civil Engineering) a basin-like structure that is large enough to admit a ship and that can be pumped dry for work on the ship's bottom
vb
(Nautical Terms) to put (a ship) into a dry dock, or (of a ship) to go into a dry dock

dry′ dock`


n.
a structure able to contain a ship, leaving all parts of the hull accessible for repairs, painting, or construction.
[1620–30]

dry′-dock`



v.t.
1. to place (a ship) in a dry dock.
v.i.
2. (of a ship) to go into a dry dock.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dry dock - a large dock from which water can be pumped outdry dock - a large dock from which water can be pumped out; used for building ships or for repairing a ship below its waterline
docking facility, dockage, dock - landing in a harbor next to a pier where ships are loaded and unloaded or repaired; may have gates to let water in or out; "the ship arrived at the dock more than a day late"
floating dock, floating dry dock - dry dock that can be submerged under a vessel and then raised
shipyard - a workplace where ships are built or repaired
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The engineers visited the Scotia, which was put in dry dock. They could scarcely believe it possible; at two yards and a half below water-mark was a regular rent, in the form of an isosceles triangle.
A hulk came along- side, took our cargo, and then we went into dry dock to get our copper stripped.
It matters not what stranded ships repairing in dry docks I lost myself among, what old hulls of ships in course of being knocked to pieces, what ooze and slime and other dregs of tide, what yards of ship-builders and ship-breakers, what rusty anchors blindly biting into the ground though for years off duty, what mountainous country of accumulated casks and timber, how many rope-walks that were not the Old Green Copper.
It is true, we are such poor navigators that our thoughts, for the most part, stand off and on upon a harborless coast, are conversant only with the bights of the bays of poesy, or steer for the public ports of entry, and go into the dry docks of science, where they merely refit for this world, and no natural currents concur to individualize them.
DND, a joint venture (JV) between Babcock International and the Oman Dry Dock Company (ODC) was established in Duqm, Oman in June 2017 and is a strategic location in Babcock International's global support footprint.
2 Dry dock at Duqm, involved complex work on hull systems, internal systems and the ship's stern ramp, which is a key feature of these flexible platforms, enabling the swift embarkation and disembarkation of vehicles, stores and personnel in challenging conditions where pier side support may not be available.
In our photo from the Chronicle archive, dated March 1954, we see the yard's giant dry dock nearing completion.
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The groundbreaking held a few days ago, the new dry dock at Cochin schedule to open in 2021 is expected to increase India in the global market share of 0.66 per cent to 2 percent.
Summary: Kochi (Kerala) [India], Oct 31 (ANI): Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday laid the foundation stone for India's largest Dry Dock at Cochin Shipyard here and said that the central government has no plans to privatize profit-making industrial units in the country.