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 piers could stay, and users could restrict access to floating docks, so long as the remainder of the piers were accessible to the public. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Your pier or mine? La Playa docks are dredging up big controversy in this upscale Shelter Island area," 24 Aug. 2019 Access to the floating dock beyond is through the living room. Joan Morris, The Mercury News, "House tour: It’s always summer on this Sausalito houseboat," 31 Aug. 2019 Laurie Wyatt Driscoll, who holds the permit for Wyatt Pier, is renting it and an associated floating dock on a month-to-month basis from the port, paying $20,160 per year to do so. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Your pier or mine? La Playa docks are dredging up big controversy in this upscale Shelter Island area," 24 Aug. 2019 Put in a kayak at the floating dock near the Illinois Ave. Travel Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Visit the Wisconsin Dells for an overnight adventure," 14 July 2019 Barrels have been found before in Wallowa Lake, rusty leftovers from a time when empty drums were used as floats or filled with rocks or cement to anchor floating docks. oregonlive.com, "With five barrels removed, Wallowa Lake recovery effort ends," 18 June 2019 Ninety-minute boat tours of St. Mary Lake depart from a floating dock at Rising Sun Campground. National Geographic, "A guide to Glacier National Park," 17 Apr. 2019 Back in May 2007, the News-Sun reported that the Port District was making the move to floating docks because some boats were as much as 8 feet below their moorings. Dan Moran, Lake County News-Sun, "Moran: Stormy spring has Lake Michigan running high along the Waukegan shore," 7 June 2019 The Flyer sits on a floating dock, which serves as a helipad. Dan Neil, WSJ, "The First Flying-Car Review," 12 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of floating dock

1776, in the meaning defined above

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2 Oct 2019

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The first known use of floating dock was in 1776

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