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

Definition of shipyard

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

Examples of shipyard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The theft, according to Russia’s Interfax news service, took place at the Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad, where Bespokoynyy was reportedly undergoing a conversion process. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Captain of a Russian Destroyer Allegedly Stole His Own Propellers," 13 Jan. 2021 Workers from Delta and Menominee counties routinely travel to the Fincantieri Marinette Marine, a shipyard in Wisconsin that builds ships for the Navy. Detroit Free Press, "How COVID-19 'clobbered' the U.P. infecting 1,400 kids in latest surge," 4 Jan. 2021 Built in 2004 at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries shipyard in Nagasaki, Diamond Princess was extensively refitted in 2014 for the Japanese market, to the tune of $30-million dollars. Aaron Saunders, USA TODAY, "Diamond Princess, the ship that suffered a major COVID-19 outbreak, won't sail in Asia next fall or winter," 8 Aug. 2020 The Columbia research team found significant testing and compliance issues at a number of regional hotspots across the U.P., including a shipyard, paper mill, juvenile center and prison. Detroit Free Press, "How COVID-19 'clobbered' the U.P. infecting 1,400 kids in latest surge," 4 Jan. 2021 The first submarine will cost $6.4 billion with the next subs closer to $4 billion, said Courtney, chairman of a House Armed Services subcommittee and whose district includes the Groton shipyard. Stephen Singer,, "Electric Boat and its allies in Congress celebrate the Navy’s next-generation Columbia submarine, a boon to Connecticut’s manufacturing sector and economy," 6 Nov. 2020 Two Celebrity ships with crew members were here for quite some time, although one of the ships, the Eclipse, left a couple of weeks ago, bound for a shipyard in Singapore for maintenance, according to the San Diego Unified Port District. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Cruise ships return to San Diego after long absence because of COVID — but no passengers allowed," 23 Dec. 2020 The backbone of this ship class will be the new Constellation-class frigates, and the Navy will need a second shipyard to increase the pace of construction. Russ Vought And Robert O’brien, WSJ, "The Navy Stops Taking On Water," 9 Dec. 2020 In the years since, the island had been transformed into a shipyard. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, "Indigenous people across the US want their land back -- and the movement is gaining momentum," 25 Nov. 2020

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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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30 Jan 2021

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“Shipyard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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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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