drydock

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v drydock maneuver (a ship) into a drydock
    • n drydock 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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Usage

In literature:

My ship's been drydocked and overhauled and she's in New York now loadin' for Manila.
"Keziah Coffin" by Joseph C. Lincoln
Ye know how a drydock echoes.
"The Day's Work, Volume 1" by Rudyard Kipling
Gunboats were to be hauled out of the water, and kept in drydocks under sheds, in perfect preservation.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, Issue 2, February, 1864" by Various
A jetmarine was hoisted into drydock and the work crew swarmed over it, rigging the transducers.
"Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung" by Victor Appleton
I've been in drydock here till I'm pretty nearly crazy.
"Fair Harbor" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
The object of the "Rewa's" trip to Alexandria was to get drydocked and have her hull scraped.
"The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"" by George Davidson
Drydocked for one thing, liable to cost $500; then the engines will have to be overhauled.
"The Frontier Boys in the Sierras" by Wyn Roosevelt
It's the drydock for cocky Bonarillo, all right.
"With the Battle Fleet" by Franklin Matthews
Before the drydock was finished it was partially destroyed by an upheaval.
"The Spell of the Hawaiian Islands and the Philippines" by Isabel Anderson
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In news:

Hydrex has developed a new method enabling permanent repairs of rudders without drydocking the ship.
A view of the gantry crane over drydock #12 at Newpot News Shipbuilding .
State Senator Verger introduced a bill (SB 432) to allow shipbreaking in Oregon only in a graving dock or a floating drydock.
The USS Missouri, the celebrated battleship now seeing service as a museum in Hawaii, is shipshape following an extensive drydock repainting program.
View full size Torsten Kjellstrand/The Oregonian In 2005, Sundial Marine Construction & Repair donated drydock space for restoration work on the Portland, a steam paddlewheeler.
A&P Tyne has been awarded the latest fleet auxiliary refit contract in the form of the drydocking and repair of the fleet support vessel RFA Sir Percivale, by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD).
Vigor to Acquire Alaska Ship & Drydock.
Vigor Industrial asks AIDEA for Ketchikan Drydock.
Azamara Quest Exits Drydock with Refreshed Spaces and New Azamara Blue Hull.
Oman Drydock Company (ODC) is planning to commence ship repair operations at its new yard in Duqm in March 2011.
Baltimore Marine Industries (BMI) has been granted a $16.6 million contract by the US Navy, Portsmouth, Va. For the overhaul of floating drydock USS Resolute.
Princess Cruises' Grand Princess sports a new streamlined look after spending more than three weeks in drydock.
Rhapsody of the Seas is in drydock in Singaporefor a $54 million facelift.
Signal International announced that SBM-Atlantia's Thunder Hawk is currently drydocked at the company's Port Arthur Texas facility for hull repairs.
USCG cutter responds to sinking, pollution hazard posed by drydock containing Everett, Wash.
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