shipyard

noun
ship·yard | \ ˈship-ˌyärd \

Definition of shipyard 

: a yard, place, or enclosure where ships are built or repaired

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He was born on Nov. 6, 1938 in Baltimore, where his father, Eugene A. Regan, worked in the Navy shipyard, but his father died when his three sons were very young. Anne M. Hamilton, courant.com, "He Brought His Skill For Teaching, Knack For Colonial Buildings To Coventry," 15 July 2018 Rick Holliday, a longtime Bay Area real estate developer, thinks one answer lies in an old shipyard in Vallejo, about 40 minutes northeast of San Francisco. Shelby Grad, latimes.com, "Essential California: Anthony Bourdain, remembered," 9 June 2018 Rick Holliday, a longtime Bay Area real estate developer, thinks one answer lies in an old shipyard in Vallejo, about 40 minutes northeast of San Francisco. Conor Dougherty, New York Times, "Piece by Piece, a Factory-Made Answer for a Housing Squeeze," 7 June 2018 Dakota Creek ran into trouble with the Jones Act because the shipyard had some parts cut and bent in Holland. Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska fishing interests join tussle in Congress over huge new trawler that ran afoul of federal law," 16 Feb. 2018 Former Navy Secretary Ray Maybus, who visited the Marinette shipyard during construction of littoral combat ships, made the decision to have USS Little Rock commissioned in Buffalo. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Marinette-built ship USS Little Rock remains stuck in the ice in Montreal," 24 Jan. 2018 As the Navy downsized many of its shipyards in the latter part of the 20th century, Mare Island’s energy began to wane. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "Wine mogul Dave Phinney poised to transform Mare Island with distillery," 7 Jan. 2018 His father, Clark, was a shipyard worker, and his mother, Mary (Shackels) Johnson, was a waitress who took Alan to dance classes at an early age. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, "Alan Johnson, 81, ‘Springtime for Hitler’ Choreographer, Dies," 12 July 2018 The society notes the tour will include historic homes, churches, schools, town halls, farming sites, manufacturing sites such as Cotton Hollow and Glastonbury’s airplane factory, shipyards, historic districts, and the Rocky Hill/Glastonbury Ferry. Peter Marteka, Courant Community, "Taking A Bus And Walk Through Glastonbury's History," 17 May 2018

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First Known Use of shipyard

1647, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shipyard was in 1647

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shipyard

noun

English Language Learners Definition of shipyard

: a place where ships are built or repaired

shipyard

noun
ship·yard | \ ˈship-ˌyärd \

Kids Definition of shipyard

: a place where ships are built or repaired

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