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 Charybdis under construction at a Brownsville, Texas, shipyard. Brian Cheung, NBC News, 30 June 2024 And third is Marin City, also a suburb of San Francisco, which was established as a residential community in the early 1940s to provide housing for employees in a nearby shipyard but is now considered part of upscale Sausalito, with median housing prices well above $1 million. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 26 June 2024 The British shipyard just unveiled a new 80-foot model that will become the flagship of the fleet upon launch. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 14 May 2024 The Italian shipyard is launching a fleet of semi-custom superyachts measuring between 98 and 197 feet. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 17 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for shipyard 

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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 16 Jul. 2024.

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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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