dry dock


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dry dock a large dock from which water can be pumped out; used for building ships or for repairing a ship below its waterline
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dry dock a dock from which the water may be shut or pumped out, especially, one in the form of a chamber having walls and floor, often of masonry and communicating with deep water, but having appliances for excluding it; -- used in constructing or repairing ships. The name includes structures used for the examination, repairing, or building of vessels, as graving docks floating docks hydraulic docks, etc.
    • Dry dock (Naut) See under Dock.
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In literature:

As yet Rio had no dry-dock, and so she must be hove down.
"From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life" by Captain A. T. Mahan
We came at last to Limehouse, where she was to be dry-docked.
"A Tramp's Notebook" by Morley Roberts
Mr Leigh, do you happen to know whether there is such a thing as a dry dock at Singapore?
"The First Mate" by Harry Collingwood
The Brazilian Government had granted the latter permission to enter the dry dock there to make urgent repairs.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
On a modern map of the Western Hemisphere America is as easy to see as the Decorations on the breast of a Rear Admiral of a Dry Dock.
"This Giddy Globe" by Oliver Herford
I'd try to fling a hawser about it somewhere, and haul it in and dry-dock it to find out what was wrong.
"Killykinick" by Mary T. Waggaman
Beside the harbour are engineering works, dry docks and barracks, stores and workshops belonging to the Russian Caspian fleet.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
There's a lot of you who will have to go into dry-dock before long and get patched up.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
Sheds will still be necessary for overhauls and repairs, as a dry dock is necessary for sea-going vessels.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
He crossed the river and stirred about among the dry-docks and ship-carpenters' yards of the suburb Algiers.
"Dr. Sevier" by George W. Cable

In news:

The United States Coast Guard Cutter Elderberry came out of dry dock May 7 after 12 weeks of scheduled maintenance.
The dock is one of a few owned by her family at Dry Branch Cove in Morgan County, at Lake mile marker 5.
Houseboats are required to go to dry dock once every 10 years, but the maintenance is strictly utilitarian.
THANKSGIVING SQUIDNAMI November 21, 2012 Two paths reach dry dock, but which saves more people.
The Navy says it'll be more than a month before it has new details about a fire that severely damaged a submarine in dry dock at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
In this March 15, 2012 photo, the USS Miami enters dry dock at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
Webber, still under warranty, gets a makeover in dry dock.
HONOLULU — Four tugboats gently maneuvered the iconic World War II battleship USS Missouri into a dry dock on Wednesday, where it will undergo a major refurbishment .
North Sea ship repairer leases additional dry dock.
Volunteers sorted through donated goods on Friday at the Dry Dock Playground in Lower Manhattan.
Rolls-Royce has broken ground yet again within the cruise realm with a new version of its well-known Brown Brothers Neptune folding fin stabilizer , offering easier maintenance without dry docking.
The 102-year old steam-powered, ocean-going tug, Hercules, is in dry-dock at Bay Ship & Yacht Co.'s Alameda yard for maintenance and repair work.
The Steamship Katahdin is a familiar sight for those visiting Greenville and the Moosehead Lake region, but yesterday the Kate was raised out of the water and will be in dry dock for about six weeks.
Hannaford Bros here will test cross docking of half pallets with one dry grocery vendor early next year.
Water falls away from a McGinnis dry dock Monday as it lifts the W.P.