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 crane continued its work until the mid-1970s when the Navy shut the shipyard down. Peter Hartlaub,, "A love letter to Hunters Point crane, the most underrated Bay Area landmark," 8 Jan. 2020 Outside, an eclectic all-white exterior is dotted with wild, tropical plants growing from the balconies, while the lobby sits under a ceiling made of roof tiles, iron beams and metal grills reclaimed from old Saigon shipyards. Marianna Cerini, Condé Nast Traveler, "Ho Chi Minh City: Where to Eat, Drink, Stay, and Play," 24 Dec. 2019 The Navy contracts with private shipyards and other firms for maintenance on nonnuclear surface ships. USA TODAY, "Liquid oozes onto highway, red squirrels rising, floods, oysters, exploding ATM: News from around our 50 states," 24 Dec. 2019 The shipyard delivered its 10th LCS to the Navy in June. al, "Defense, spending bills contain some good news for Austal," 18 Dec. 2019 Women were called to factories, armaments and shipyards to replace the men who joined the military during WWII. Christina Zdanowicz, CNN, "A test dummy that looks like Rosie the Riveter will be the first to fly on Boeing's Starliner," 17 Dec. 2019 They have been evacuated, but the shipyard has not specified the number injured or missing. NBC News, "Major fire breaks out on unlucky Russian aircraft carrier," 12 Dec. 2019 The shooter in that incident was identified as an active-duty sailor and his three victims as civilian Defense Department employees working at the base's shipyard. Arkansas Online, "Saudi pilot slain after killing 3 people at Florida base," 7 Dec. 2019 Both men worked on the shipyard: Kapoi, 30, as a metals inspector apprentice and Agustin, 49, as a shop planner. Ashley Boucher,, "Victims in the Pearl Harbor Shooting Identified One Day Before Anniversary of Historic Attack," 6 Dec. 2019

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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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14 Jan 2020

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“Shipyard.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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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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