graving dock

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n graving 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
    • Graving dock a dock for holding a ship for graving or cleaning the bottom, etc.
    • Graving dock (Naut) See under Dock.
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Usage

In literature:

He reclaimed some land from the sea, and made a shipyard and graving dock on what was known as Corporation Ground.
"Men of Invention and Industry" by Samuel Smiles
Seaton carried this intelligence directly to Lloyds' agent; he overhauled the ship, and ordered her into the graving dock for repairs.
"Foul Play" by Charles Reade
I must stand in the dock, and hear the grave indictment of my own soul.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
There are 41 acres of timber-ponds and three large graving-docks.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
Very well; you will find her in the small graving dock, where she is being scraped and repainted.
"Under the Ensign of the Rising Sun" by Harry Collingwood
The yacht was berthed alongside the graving-dock pier at Williamstown, which made it easy of access.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
Four graving docks were also formed, opening out of the first (Upnor) basin.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
Otherwise Vetturi would have been sitting in the prisoner's dock, and his master lying in the grave.
"Landolin" by Berthold Auerbach
There are also ten private graving and floating docks and one public graving dock.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
I have come from that dock as one might have risen from an unhonored grave, to be looked on with fear and sorrow.
"Roland Cashel Volume II (of II)" by Charles James Lever
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In news:

Mill site considered for graving dock work.
State Senator Verger introduced a bill (SB 432) to allow shipbreaking in Oregon only in a graving dock or a floating drydock.
Sturgeon Bay firefighters were pressed into action Thursday morning to put out a fire that started inside an under-construction barge in the large graving dock at Bay Shipbuilding.
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