First Known Use of dry-dock
Examples of dry dock in a Sentence
The dry dock is full.
The ship is in dry dock.
Recent Examples of dry dock from the Web
In the days of wooden ships, when no dry dock was available, a captain would have the crew careen the ship, tilt it on its side on a beach to clear off barnacles and make repairs to the hull.
As can be seen in the video above, the 642-foot-long Silver Spirit was cut in half earlier this month in a dry dock in Palermo, Sicily to make way for a massive new segment measuring 49 feet long.
Rapunzel’s Royal Table made its debut last week along with some other ship enhancements as the ship returned from a nearly two-week dry dock in Freeport, Bahamas.
As long and as tall as a cruise ship, the sleek glass structure loomed above rusty, century-old dry docks, serving notice to the industrial neighborhood that the new economy was coming.
Carnival on Thursday announced that its 23-year-old, 2,056-passenger Carnival Fascination would undergo a significant overhaul in dry dock in February.
The Titanic's launch was delayed by six weeks because her sister ship Olympic needed repairs in the same dry dock.
The remainder of the German submarine fleet is in port at the German naval base in Eckernförde—waiting for dry docks in Kiel to open up.
Indeed, the Falcon isn’t an easy spacecraft to put in dry dock.
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First Known Use of dry dock
DRY-DOCK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dry dock for English Language Learners
: a dock that can be kept dry and that is used for building or repairing boats or ships
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