dockyard

noun
dock·yard | \-ˌyärd \

Definition of dockyard 

1 : shipyard

2 British : navy yard

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Sailors, many of them already desperately ill, stumbled down the gangplank and into the dockyards of Messina. Anne Thériault, Longreads, "Queens of Infamy: Joanna of Naples," 3 July 2018 To the west, the Pacific Ocean; to the south, Catalina Island and the dockyards of Long Beach; to the north, the San Fernando Valley and the San Gabriels; and all around, a blanket of sparkling city lights. Davy Rothbart, Los Angeles Magazine, "I Learned to Love Griffith Park by Spending 18 Hours Straight There," 23 May 2018 Most Pakistanis and Bangladeshis who came to Britain after the second world war were drawn to existing Muslim communities around cotton mills or dockyards. The Economist, "Britain’s rural Muslims are a minority within a minority," 17 May 2018 One of Hong Kong’s first large-scale private housing developments, Taikoo Shing, was built on the site of Swire Company’s dockyards. Austin Ramzy, New York Times, "Live in a Drainpipe? Five Extreme Ideas to Solve Hong Kong’s Housing Crisis," 26 Mar. 2018 The town was literally ablaze, the dry dock and dockyard buildings completely demolished and everywhere wounded and dead. Marc Wortman, Smithsonian, "A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion," 14 July 2017 Yet these days, thanks to tight NSF budgets, the Langseth typically has another view: a New York dockyard. Paul Voosen, Science | AAAS, "U.S. marine seismologists fear loss of research ship," 21 Aug. 2017 Hugging the Thames River, Woolwich is the former site of the Royal Arsenal and Henry VIII’s dockyard, where Charles Darwin’s Beagle was built. Michael Kimmelman, New York Times, "London’s New Subway Symbolized the Future. Then Came Brexit.," 31 July 2017 The town was literally ablaze, the dry dock and dockyard buildings completely demolished and everywhere wounded and dead. Marc Wortman, Smithsonian, "A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion," 15 July 2017

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1704, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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dockyard

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dockyard

: a place where ships are built and repaired

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