floating dock


Definition of floating dock

: a dock that floats on the water and can be partly submerged to permit entry of a ship and raised to keep the ship high and dry

called also floating drydock

Examples of floating dock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The agency has graded the parking lot and installed a floating dock and an information kiosk at the pond on Stephen R. Road in the Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge near Franklin. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 5 Nov. 2021 Police said that the two teenagers were trying to swim to a floating dock across from the Woodridge Association beach. Jessika Harkay, courant.com, 12 Aug. 2021 The flights on eight-passenger aircraft between the New York Skyport on the East River and a floating dock in Boston Harbor take about 75 minutes. BostonGlobe.com, 3 Aug. 2021 Unlike New York, Boston does not currently have a seaplane dock, so travelers here will board a water taxi at Fan Pier in the Seaport to get to a floating dock tied to a mooring near East Boston, before boarding the plane. BostonGlobe.com, 29 July 2021 Just hours after that discovery, Stearns County officials were patrolling the popular Quarry Park and Nature Preserve in Waite Park when they were notified that an individual had jumped off a floating dock into the waters and never surfaced. Chris Serres, Star Tribune, 13 June 2021 Think swimming pools, trampolines, treehouses, playground equipment, archery ranges, homemade ice rinks or skate parks, a waterfront floating dock with a slide or even a serene koi pond. Washington Post, 11 May 2021 Not only do most rooms have views of the West River and TentHouse Creek, the home has two deep-water slips that accommodate vessels of up to 50 feet, a floating dock for smaller boats and a power lift for a third boat. Mary Carole Mccauley, baltimoresun.com, 5 May 2021 In a YouTube video shared by the yard, the behemoth can be seen segueing from the floating dock to the Kaiserhaven basin with the help of two tug boats. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 1 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of floating dock

1776, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of floating dock was in 1776

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Last Updated

17 Nov 2021

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“Floating dock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floating%20dock. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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