dry dock definition

  • noun:
    • a big dock by means of a basin from which the water may be emptied, utilized for building or restoring a ship below its water line.
    • alternate spelling of drydock.
    • a dock that the water can be closed or pumped out, particularly, one out of the type of a chamber having wall space and floor, usually of masonry and communicating with deep water, but having appliances for excluding it; -- utilized in making or repairing vessels. Title includes structures used for the examination, restoring, or building of vessels, as graving docks, floating docks, hydraulic docks, etc.
    • view dock.
    • a sizable dock from which water can be moved away; utilized for building boats and for restoring a ship below its waterline
    • a big dock where water can be moved out; used for building boats or even for fixing a ship below its waterline
  • adjective:
    • See under Dock.
  • others:
    • See under dock.
  • verb:
    • maneuver (a ship) into a drydock
    • maneuver (a ship) into a drydock

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