navy yard


Definition of navy yard

: a yard where naval vessels are built or repaired

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Recent Examples on the Web Kasian was born in Estonia, where her father labored in a navy yard. Scott Johnson, The Hollywood Reporter, ""Murder, Mayhem and Torture" Off the Sunset Strip: The Tragic Story of the Budding Director and His Dead Girlfriend," 18 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of navy yard

1771, in the meaning defined above

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“Navy yard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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