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

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Tell me all about it: This fabulous five-bedroom home sits on Gardens Lagoon and features floating docks and three private boat slips. Shannon Rooney, Philly.com, "Shore Envy: Seaside getaways in Ocean City, N.J.," 9 July 2018 Paul Spadaro grabbed the line to pull in his floating dock last weekend and stopped. Tim Prudente, baltimoresun.com, "Explosion of false dark mussels revives hopes for clearer waters and concern for dogs in Anne Arundel County," 11 July 2018 The Baton Rouge location is in Perilloux's yard, where floating docks hold scores of pots with their bases in a half-acre pond. Janet Mcconnaughey, Fox News, "Petal power: Group works to preserve wild Louisiana irises," 10 May 2018 The relatively shallow waters are good for small-fry swimming, while the big kids like jumping from the floating dock anchored offshore. BostonGlobe.com, "The 20 best beaches to visit in New England," 2 May 2018 Twenty-seven of the boat slips will be on floating docks and have water and electricity hookups. Bob Warren, NOLA.com, "Slidell boat launch closed for marina work," 29 Mar. 2018 Here are a few of Tentrr's Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountain sites to inspire you: The site ($125 per night) features a swimming hole with a floating dock and a rowboat. Olivia Abel, Country Living, "This Is the Easiest (and Most Stylish) Way to Spend a Weekend In the Great Outdoors," 27 Apr. 2017 For a week every winter (plus multiple weeks for setup and deconstruction), the Miami International Boat Show moves in and installs floating docks. Linda Robertson, miamiherald, "As rowers and boaters clash, Miami rethinks future of marine stadium lagoon | Miami Herald," 9 Mar. 2018 There’s also a walk-through aviary; floating dock over an underwater viewing area; and a building housing reptiles, amphibians and fish. Roger Showley, sandiegouniontribune.com, "$30M record gift will jumpstart a new Children's Zoo, opening in 2021," 12 Jan. 2018

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1776, in the meaning defined above

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