First Known Use of dry-dock
Definition 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
The town was literally ablaze, the dry dock and dockyard buildings completely demolished and everywhere wounded and dead.
Last April, for example, a dry dock at the Nauta Shipyard in Poland tipped over while holding a Norwegian tanker.
On Big Pine Key, which had been on the right side of the eye that typically unleashes the strongest winds, the road was littered with debris: coconuts, palm fronds and five pleasure boats thrown from a nearby dry dock onto the highway.
Photographer: Hector Ratamal/AFP via Getty Images Damaged boats in dry dock are seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017.
Called Dock 72, the building stretches along a finger of land near working dry docks on the East River.
Micky Arison didn't spend at those levels to put such players in dry dock.
By a few minutes after noon, the dry dock had risen more than seven feet, and the tips of the ship's propellers were visible above the water.
At the turn of the last century this small city in Kentucky, at the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee, became a hub of the inland-waterways system and the home of barge and tugboat companies, dry docks and repair shops.
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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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