dock·​yard | \ ˈdäk-ˌyärd How to pronounce dockyard (audio) \

Definition of dockyard

1 : shipyard
2 British : navy yard

Examples of dockyard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 There would be a meeting point somewhere outside a dockyard or in a parking lot near a pier. New York Times, 15 June 2021 Laze aboard, visit the dockyard, or take a tender to swim and snorkel. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, 2 June 2021 Demonstrators turned out in force in Mandalay, the country’s second-biggest city, where security forces shot dead two people on Saturday near a dockyard where the authorities had been trying to force workers to load a boat. Staff, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 Feb. 2021 Another large protest took place in Mandalay, where police shot dead two people on Saturday near a dockyard as security forces were trying to force workers to load a boat. NBC News, 21 Feb. 2021 The normal winter overhaul schedule takes other ferries offline for various periods this winter, and three ferries — including the new Hubbard and Tazlina — will be unusable because of dockyard work. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, 16 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of dockyard

1704, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Dockyard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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