boat·​yard | \ ˈbōt-ˌyärd How to pronounce boatyard (audio) \

Definition of boatyard

: a yard where boats are built, repaired, and stored and often sold or rented

Examples of boatyard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the last month the city of Sausalito won a battle to move that encampment to Marinship Park, the field just behind the boatyard, where many of their sailboats have gotten crushed. Annie Vainshtein, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 June 2021 Smaller boats can be stored in a boatyard or a residential backyard, left in some marinas if prepped correctly, or secured on a river or canal far from the coast. Orlando Sentinel Staff,, 28 May 2021 The yachts from a luxury boatyard like Feadship in the Netherlands all bear a family resemblance, but each has been imagined from the outset as its owner’s particular plaything. WSJ, 27 May 2021 When the boatyard failed to deliver on time, Mr. Butler showed up at the premises and built the dinghy himself. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, 3 Dec. 2020 On November 5, the authorities found the boat, designed to carry approximately 6 metric tons of cocaine ($120 million), in a makeshift boatyard on the Colombian coast. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 18 Nov. 2020 It had been salvaged from Hitler’s private yacht when it was broken up at a boatyard on the Delaware River, in 1951. Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, 26 Oct. 2020 Epstein enjoyed assets spanning at least two continents, including a private island and boatyard in the Virgin Islands, palatial homes in Florida, New York and Paris, and a sprawling ranch in New Mexico. Fortune, 25 June 2020 New Jersey recently announced that marinas, boatyard and outdoor recreation activities would be allowed. Fox News, 8 May 2020

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First Known Use of boatyard

1708, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jun 2021

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“Boatyard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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: a place where boats are built, repaired, stored, rented, or sold


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