floating dock

noun

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 In addition to the sauna, the floating dock also has plenty of space to sit outside between sauna sessions and enjoy the wilderness. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, "This Floating Sauna in Canada Is so Remote, You Need a Kayak to Get to It," 6 Aug. 2020 The campaign imagery, shot by fashion and still life photographer Zoe Ghertner, shows models Guinevere van Seenus and Frank Ayzenberg lazing on a floating dock surrounded by water. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, "UGG & Eckhaus Latta Tap Model Guinevere van Seenus For Their Second Collaboration," 28 May 2020 Visitors also come for the Dungeness crabs, clam chowders served in sourdough bread bowls, the sea lions that lounge on the floating docks and the shops on Pier 39. CBS News, "Warehouse fire devastates "heart and soul" of San Francisco's fishing industry," 25 May 2020 Visitors come for the Dungeness crabs, clam chowders served in sourdough bread bowls, the sea lions that hang out on the floating docks and shops and curiosities on Pier 39. Daisy Nguyen, USA TODAY, "'Fire everywhere': More than 130 firefighters battle Pier 45 blaze in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf," 24 May 2020 Another interesting indicator is the rise in floating docks and other vessels for allowing offshore drilling in Nigeria. Dan Kopf, Quartz, "The decade’s fastest-rising imports in the 12 biggest countries," 8 Dec. 2019 The boat took us across the great bay, past stilted huts, floating docks and flooded forest. Smithsonian, "Is the Amazon on a Road to Ruin?," 17 Dec. 2019 Moving forward, plans include the construction of the 8,000-square-foot waterfront restaurant in 2020 and a lakeside boardwalk with floating docks, as well as a new pathway to connect the Venetian Center with Ski Beach. Rosemarie Dowell, orlandosentinel.com, "Leesburg opens new $9.6M Venetian Center — the city’s ‘crown jewel’," 14 Nov. 2019 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

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First Known Use of floating dock

1776, in the meaning defined above

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“Floating dock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floating%20dock. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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