navy yard


: a yard where naval vessels are built or repaired

Examples of navy yard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its shows often take place in unique locations such as submarine factories, navy yards, ballrooms and Grand Central Station. Katie Bain, Billboard, 3 Sep. 2019 Kasian was born in Estonia, where her father labored in a navy yard. Scott Johnson, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Dec. 2017

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'navy yard.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1771, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of navy yard was in 1771

Dictionary Entries Near navy yard

Cite this Entry

“Navy yard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

navy yard

: a naval shore station where ships are built or repaired
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!