navy yard

noun

: a yard where naval vessels are built or repaired

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Kasian was born in Estonia, where her father labored in a navy yard. Scott Johnson, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Dec. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1771, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of navy yard was in 1771

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“Navy yard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/navy%20yard. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

navy yard

noun

: a naval shore station where ships are built or repaired
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