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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.
(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
(Nautical Terms) to put (a ship) into a dry dock, or (of a ship) to go into a dry dock
a structure able to contain a ship, leaving all parts of the hull accessible for repairs, painting, or construction.
1. to place (a ship) in a dry dock.v.i.
2. (of a ship) to go into a dry dock.
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|Noun||1.||dry 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"
shipyard - a workplace where ships are built or repaired