• WordNet 3.6
    • v dry-dock maneuver (a ship) into a drydock
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Dry-dock a dock which can be laid dry by dock-gates, pumping, &c.—also called Grav′ing-dock, because suitable for cleaning or graving the sides and bottoms of ships
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Old Dut. dokke; perh. from Low L. doga, a canal—Gr. dochē, a receptacle—dechesthai, to receive.


In literature:

A wet-dock is somewhat similar to a dry-dock, the chief difference being that ships while in it are kept floating in water.
"Man on the Ocean" by R.M. Ballantyne
The ship stood still upon the ocean, no otherwise than if it was occupying a dry dock.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
There we go for repairs in the dry dock of quiet life.
"The Wedding Ring" by T. De Witt Talmage
Brooklyn 'contains perhaps the finest dry-dock in the world.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 454" by Various
She was in dry dock when we got back to port, and the most smashed-up-looking object that any of us had ever seen come in from sea.
"The U-boat hunters" by James B. Connolly
He told me he would send her into dry dock to-day.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
She headed for dry dock.
"Vigorish" by Gordon Randall Garrett
A new shipyard and a dry-dock were hurriedly built; and there was keen competition for ship-carpenters.
"All Afloat" by William Wood
A large dry dock has been built at Taranto.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 5" by Various
There are five dry docks, and upwards of 1-1/2 m. of quayage.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various

In news:

North Sea ship repairer leases additional dry dock .
City beach policy in dry dock By Joel Gay Staff Writer.
Dry Dock waterfront property for sale.
The "Official Tall Ship of Texas", the Elissa, has been pulled into a shipyard dry dock in Texas City to get a much needed overhaul – stem to stern, as they say.
People who use the Whatcom Chief are going to see some disruptions during the dry dock.
Small fire breaks out near USS Miami dry dock.
Angela Madonia / Post-Standard file photo Exterior of the former Dry Dock Grill on West Division Street in Syracuse.
LCS Freedom Back In Dry Dock.
Dry Dock Grill in Syracuse's Franklin Square area is closed and the property for sale.
Angela Madonia / Post-Standard file photo Exterior of the Dry Dock Grill on West Division Street in Syracuse, pictured in 2008.
Putting online piracy in dry dock.
Ship Makes $20M Visit to Nassco's Dry Dock.
In 2010, a load of shark fins sat to dry in the sun on a street near the docks in Hong Kong, which is the international hub for the trade.
Miami-based Regent Seven Sea Cruises' 490-passenger, all-suite Seven Seas Navigator cruise ship recently completed a full refurbishment of its top suites during a dry-dock last month.
HE Perth Amboy Dry Dock Company has developed from a marine railway established about i860 by Runyon & Phillips.