ship·​yard ˈship-ˌyärd How to pronounce shipyard (audio)
: a yard, place, or enclosure where ships are built or repaired

Examples of shipyard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Russian defense ministry said Ukraine had attacked a shipyard in the port city with ten cruise missiles and used sea drones to attack some ships in the sea. Yuliya Talmazan, NBC News, 13 Sep. 2023 The Zumwalt, a first-in-class stealth destroyer, will be upgraded with Lockheed Martin hypersonics at the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard in Pascagoula. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Sep. 2023 As the Cold War boosted production at the shipyards, the local economy was booming, and civic leaders wanted a college to educate and train the workforce. Brandi Kellam, ProPublica, 5 Sep. 2023 Even as the big shipyards are booming, companies that make unmanned platforms like those being evaluated in Bahrain are struggling to remain afloat. Eric Lipton, New York Times, 4 Sep. 2023 Federal law requires that an American shipyard build the new Tustumena, but despite a nationwide call, no shipyard offered a bid, and the state canceled the request in July last year. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, 31 Aug. 2023 There are still bad people like Elia Kane, Werner Herzog(**), and, here, Morgan Elsbeth floating around, plus various rank-and-file Imperials like the group that causes trouble for Ahsoka and Hera at the shipyards on Corellia. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 22 Aug. 2023 Ted Stevens is scheduled to be christened at the Pascagoula shipyard on Aug. 19. Warren Kulo |, al, 15 Aug. 2023 In addition, three units are currently under construction at the Italian shipyard. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 14 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1647, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shipyard was in 1647

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“Shipyard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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ship·​yard ˈship-ˌyärd How to pronounce shipyard (audio)
: a place where ships are built or repaired
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