dock·​yard ˈdäk-ˌyärd How to pronounce dockyard (audio)
British : navy yard

Examples of dockyard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, the incident at the small Simon’s Town dockyard took place seven months ago. Paul Tilsley, Fox News, 29 July 2023 The ship was laid down at the Soviet dockyards in Nikolayev in April 1982, in what is now Mykolaiv in Ukraine. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 28 Feb. 2023 Pressure on the supply chain is straining the equipment, and drivers are contending with shortages of tires and chassis, the wheeled metal frames that carry containers from the dockyard to railheads or distribution warehouses for their journeys inland. Aurora Almendral, Quartz, 18 Oct. 2021 He was trapped—cursed, really—at the dockyard in Portsmouth, along the English Channel, struggling with feverish futility to get the Centurion fitted out and ready to sail. David Grann, The New Yorker, 28 Feb. 2023 The former Royal Navy dockyard has an extensive past and is now a museum and attraction. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 4 Nov. 2022 Mumbai, IndiaThree Indian Navy personnel were killed in an explosion on a ship at a naval dockyard in Mumbai on Tuesday, the navy said. Reuters, CNN, 19 Jan. 2022 But there's no doubt that its dockyard, which can be accessed via two separate openings on each side of the vessel, is its most eye-catching feature. Tamara Hardingham-Gill, CNN, 30 July 2021 That’s because the design studio’s latest innovative concept is a multi-purpose superyacht that doubles as a dockyard for small tenders servicing the high seas. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 19 July 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1704, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of dockyard was in 1704

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“Dockyard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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