floating dry dock

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n floating dry dock dry dock that can be submerged under a vessel and then raised
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Usage

In literature:

Four dry docks open into the floating harbour.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
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
Before us was the floating battery, which was formerly the New Orleans dry-dock.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
The port consists of a tidal harbour, two floating basins and a dry dock.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 3" by Various
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In news:

Derecktor Shipyards is hoping to bring in new ship repair and newbuilding work following the recommissioning of its floating dry dock Robert E Derecktor at its Bridgeport, Connecticut, shipyard.
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