ship·​yard | \ˈship-ˌyärd \

Definition of shipyard 

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

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Sugar cane is still grown here and the local tourism industry touts Cajun culture and seafood, but oil is what drives the economy — as evidenced by the sprawling shipyards and oilfield service companies that line the highway. Washington Post, "At another small paper, community ties are personal," 1 July 2018 Tetra Tech has offered to pay for independent re-testing of its work at the shipyard which has been questioned. J.k. Dineen,, "Navy releases plan to retest part of San Francisco shipyard after botched cleanup," 15 June 2018 Most operations ceased at the shipyard in 1974, and it was shut down as part of the U.S. Base Realignment and Closure process in 1991. J.k. Dineen, San Francisco Chronicle, "Officials endorse safety at San Francisco Shipyard development site," 30 May 2018 At Pimlico, on May 8, nearly 30,000 fans — many wearing work coveralls, having come straight from their shifts at the Glenn L. Martin aircraft plant or local shipyards — squeezed into Old Hilltop to see Count Fleet romp in a four-horse field. Mike Klingaman,, "75 years ago, Count Fleet was a true sports hero — and Triple Crown winner," 19 May 2018 Like many small American cities, Buffalo, which had early booms from various industries, including railways, shipyards and steel manufacturing, is shedding its rusty roots and experiencing a bona fide renaissance. Amy Thomas, New York Times, "36 Hours in Buffalo," 28 June 2018 At one time, there were at least seven shipyards along the Ohio River in New Albany, Indiana alone. Pat Mcdonogh, The Courier-Journal, "As the last barge rolls off the line, Jeffboat workers say goodbye to an era and their jobs," 20 Apr. 2018 Winning the deal would keep the shipyard working at capacity for years to come. Lawrence Specker,, "Free-spending budget bill likely to benefit Mobile's Austal USA shipyard," 22 Mar. 2018 The shipyard is notoriously known for producing large submarines for the nation's army, according to a new analysis. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "North Korea still believed to be working on nuclear-capable ballistic submarine, lawmaker says," 6 July 2018

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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 \

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: a place where ships are built or repaired

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