dry-dock

verb \ ˈdrī-ˌdäk \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of dry-dock

: to place in a dry dock

First Known Use of dry-dock

1854

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dry dock

noun

Definition of dry dock

: a dock that can be kept dry for use during the construction or repairing of ships

Examples of dry dock in a Sentence

  1. The dry dock is full.

  2. The ship is in dry dock.

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First Known Use of dry dock

1626

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DRY-DOCK Defined for English Language Learners

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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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