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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.
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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
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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]
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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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Translations

dry dock

n (Naut) → bacino di carenaggio
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