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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The 3,600 square-foot retail location features the brand’s lineup of paddle boards, kayaks, skiffs, floating docks, inflatable water furniture, apparel, drinkware, totes, coolers and more. Ron Hurtibise, Sun Sentinel, 5 Apr. 2023 Renovations at Otter Point will involve demolition and removal of the existing boat launch, the installation of a new boat launch, a new canoe/kayak launch, a new floating dock, and repaving and re-striping of the parking lot, according to the county’s announcement. S. Wayne Carter Jr., baltimoresun.com, 1 June 2021 The Alaska Native village corporation in Klawock is working with other Native corporations to install a relatively low-cost floating dock and make other upgrades to receive cruise ships in the village starting a year from now, project officials said. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, 7 June 2022 Designed by the architect in collaboration with his partner, Landis Gores, the pad is positioned on a wooded 20-acre lot with 850 feet of water frontage, its own floating dock and a boat launch ramp. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 2 Mar. 2023 Standing on a floating dock in New London by a replica of the ship Amistad, which was used to bring enslaved people to this country, community activist Sara Chaney only needed 29 words Friday to contemporize the history of slavery. Mark Pazniokas, Hartford Courant, 10 June 2022 Outside, the grounds are equipped with a boathouse, a private deep-water marina and a 50-foot floating dock with a 24,000-pound boat lift. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 10 Nov. 2022 His floating dock was located a mile down the road. Cincinnati Enquirer, The Enquirer, 17 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1776, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of floating dock was in 1776

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“Floating dock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floating%20dock. Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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