floating dock


  • Floating Dock
    Floating Dock
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n floating dock dry dock that can be submerged under a vessel and then raised
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Floating dock a dock which is made to become buoyant, and, by floating, to lift a vessel out of water.
    • Floating dock (Naut) See under Dock.
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In literature:

They had been floating about the dock in that mizzly cold rain for nearly an hour.
"Youth" by Joseph Conrad
He was looking at the old commander of the floating dock, Mate Malone.
"The Cruise of the Dry Dock" by T. S. Stribling
A floating dock for vessels of a thousand tons has just been built.
"The Andes and the Amazon" by James Orton
The Floating Docks are among the principal sights of the East River, as are also the vast coal and ship yards.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
Four dry docks open into the floating harbour.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
There is also a floating dock.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
It was a figure all in white which seemed to float down the lane between the tents and out upon the nearest boat-dock.
"Ruth Fielding Down East" by Alice B. Emerson
Indeed, Sydney Harbour may be regarded as one immense floating dock.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
He landed at last against a floating dock, and found that it was a fish market.
"The River Prophet" by Raymond S. Spears
There was a small clearing beside a brook which formed a narrow deep cove, a sort of natural miniature dock where their boat floated.
"Cedar Creek" by Elizabeth Hely Walshe
The port is provided with a floating dock.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
There are also ten private graving and floating docks and one public graving dock.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
On the banks of the river below the city are numerous dockyards, as well as the merchants' floating dock.
"The Ports, Harbours, Watering-places and Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain Vol. 2" by William Finden
As it floated past the Hawkins' dock, loud voices came from the direction of the woodshed.
"Swamp Island" by Mildred A. Wirt
Flags floated from the buildings, and women waved handkerchiefs from the docks.
"Yankee Ships and Yankee Sailors: Tales of 1812" by James Barnes
The port consists of a tidal harbour, two floating basins and a dry dock.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 3" by Various
The harbour is provided with a floating dock, completed in 1902.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 9" by Various
In time a huge floating dock that could be submerged, called a camel, was employed to bring vessels over the bar.
"Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast" by Samuel Adams Drake
A screw steamer, docked just at the head of the float, began to revolve its propeller rapidly, preparatory to moving in its berth.
"Jack Harvey's Adventures" by Ruel Perley Smith
The port is the most important on the west coast, and accommodates vessels of 3000 tons in a floating dock; there is also a graving dock.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6" by Various

In news:

Officials trying to locate floating dock north of Molokai.
The State Department of Land and Natural Resources is working with its federal partners to locate and track the floating dock last reported north of Molokai.
Jimmy Martinsen lifts the former shop structure from Ocean Beauty's dock onto floats using the Tamico marine crane.
The former machine shop on Ocean Beauty's dock was renovated inside and out, placed on floats and towed up the Stikine River to Shakes Slough this weekend.
Emergency workers in Beaufort County are being honored by an animal advocacy group for saving a dog caught under a floating dock.
Debris floating on the Monongahela River drifts past one of the fleet of excursion riverboats at its dock in downtown Pittsburgh on Tuesday.
Emergency workers in Beaufort County are being honored by an animal advocacy group for saving a dog caught under a floating dock .
It includes a floating sculpture park in the "cultural" zone of the Albert and Canning Docks and a floating event space in Salthouse Dock .
SEATTLE — Colman Dock renovations won't displace the passenger-only ferry float.
Federal and state authorities are trying to locate , track and hopefully sink at sea a floating dock that could be tsunami debris from Japan, a state Department of Land and Natural Resources spokeswoman said today.
The project includes a new pier, floating dock, marina store and boat hoist, among other things.
Dock from Japan floats 5,000 miles to Oregon (+video).
Beside the dock, there are 1.5 million tons of tsunami debris still floating in the Pacific.
What you should look for in any floating dock.
He said the floating dock already has redefined his weekend business.