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 This will involve coordinating the arrival of empty trucks and their registration, overseeing the transfer of goods coming through the floating dock to the trucks and their dispatch to warehouses across Gaza, and, finally, handing over the supplies to aid groups for delivery. Lolita C. Baldor and Jon Gambrell, The Christian Science Monitor, 18 May 2024 According to the Pentagon, the plan includes two main components which need to be assembled – a big floating dock made up of steel segments and a two-lane, 1,800ft (548m) causeway and pier. Armstrong Williams, Baltimore Sun, 13 Mar. 2024 Image released by the U.S. Army shows soldiers from the 7th Transportation Brigade and sailors from the MV Roy P. Benavidez setting up a floating dock off the coast of Gaza on April 26, 2024. Eleanor Watson, CBS News, 16 May 2024 The floating dock is expected to be nearly the size of a football field -- about 97 feet wide and 270 feet long -- stationed about three miles offshore. Anne Flaherty, ABC News, 9 Apr. 2024 Over the next few weeks, the United States is planning to build a floating dock off Gaza’s shores that the White House has said could eventually help deliver as many as two million meals in Gaza each day. David Segal, New York Times, 17 Mar. 2024 The concerns are the latest wrinkle in the White House push to get aid to the enclave’s hungry population via a floating dock. Carol E. Lee, NBC News, 23 Mar. 2024 The nine-acre compound holds one primary home and two guest houses; altogether there are 20 bedrooms, 20 bathrooms (and four half bathrooms), a 231-foot yacht basin, a 111-foot floating dock—and, can’t neglect to mention, 1,655 feet of waterfront. Byalena Botros, Fortune, 12 Feb. 2024 The property features a three-bedroom beach house, in-ground pool, helicopter pad, and a floating dock and boat ramp. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 3 Jan. 2024

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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 22 Jun. 2024.

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