dogshore

noun

Definition of dogshore

: a short timber between a block bolted to the ground ways and a similar block on one of the bilge ways to hold a ship while the keelblocks and shores are removed before launching

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First Known Use of dogshore

1780, in the meaning defined above

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“Dogshore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dogshore. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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