ship·​yard | \ ˈship-ˌyärd How to pronounce shipyard (audio) \

Definition of shipyard

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

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Salvage crews sliced off the heavily damaged front portion of the ship and the rest of the vessel was loaded on a special extra-large transporter in Dubai last month and ferried to a shipyard in South Korea. Costas Paris, WSJ, "Ship Operators Raise Alarms Over String of Vessel Fires," 24 Mar. 2019 On October 29, 2000, the heavy lift vessel M/V Blue Marlin loaded the Cole aboard for the trip back to the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard at Pascagoula, Mississippi. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Militant Killed in U.S. Airstrike Was Wanted for USS Cole Bombing," 4 Jan. 2019 Global competition and unforgiving maritime economics have painted the business into a corner, however, and there’s little demand for the expensive cargo vessels that can be built at the shipyard. Paul Page, WSJ, "Today’s Logistics Report: Amazon China Powers Down; Balance in Warehousing; Shipbuilding on Idle," 18 Apr. 2019 Currently under construction at a shipyard in Italy, Nieuw Statendam will debut in December. Gene Sloan, USA TODAY, "Holland America to say goodbye to its smallest cruise ship Prinsendam," 3 July 2018 For now, 21 years after the shipyard closure, Mare Island still feels starkly empty. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, "Wine mogul Dave Phinney poised to transform Mare Island with distillery," 7 Jan. 2018 Built in the naval shipyards of San Francisco, the USS Abner Read joined the Pacific Fleet and was sent to participate in the Aleutians campaign. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "U.S. Navy Wreckage from WWII Discovered Off Coast of Alaska," 17 Aug. 2018 Seven decades ago, Dogtown was settled by blacks who migrated from the South to work in Oakland’s shipyards during World War II. Otis R. Taylor Jr., San Francisco Chronicle, "In Oakland, this is gentrification when it knocks on your door," 19 Apr. 2018 Mozambique’s then-President Armando Guebuza, center, shook hands with France’s then-President Francois Hollande at a shipyard in Cherbourg, France, in 2013, as Iskandar Safa, holding a boat cutout, looked on. Gabriele Steinhauser, WSJ, "Mozambique Corruption Probe Marks New U.S. Approach," 15 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of shipyard

1647, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of shipyard

: a place where ships are built or repaired


ship·​yard | \ ˈship-ˌyärd How to pronounce shipyard (audio) \

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: a place where ships are built or repaired

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