ship·​yard | \ ˈship-ˌyärd \

Definition of shipyard 

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

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That situation has improved and the shipyard is no longer experiencing delays in securing worker clearances. Doug Cameron, WSJ, "Defense Firms Battle Long Wait for Security Clearances," 20 Oct. 2018 Built at the Vulkan shipyard in Germany, the ship entered Chinese service at the end of 1887, becoming part of the Beiyang fleet. James Rogers, Fox News, "'Time capsule' warship wreck discovered," 27 Sep. 2018 Russian fishing and oil firms flocked to the Kirkenes port and shipyards, and Russian shoppers sought out cheap diapers and other Western goods. Author: Anton Troianovski, Anchorage Daily News, "An arrest in Moscow leads to a Norwegian espionage mystery," 3 Feb. 2018 The shipyard is apparently a 15-minute walk from the A and C trains at High Street and the F train at York Street, so car services and Uber will most likely be necessary—except for the very bold and flats-oriented. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "Alexander Wang Takes Show on The Road," 15 Jan. 2014 One shipyard worker is missing, and four others were hospitalized—two of them in critical condition. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Russia’s only aircraft carrier damaged as its floating dry dock sinks," 30 Oct. 2018 According to reports from Radio Free Europe, 71 shipyard workers were evacuated when the drydock suddenly began to fill with water. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russia’s Hard-Luck Carrier Damaged in Shipyard Accident," 30 Oct. 2018 In 1957, a 15-foot Navy torpedo flew out of the water and hit the Bainbridge Island shed of shipyard worker George Munro, the father of then-future Washington Secretary of State Ralph Munro, The Times then reported. Asia Fields, The Seattle Times, "Navy says mystery mine found off Bainbridge Island was from 2005 exercise," 31 Aug. 2018 Austal builds one version of the LCS, an aluminum trimaran, in Mobile; Lockheed Martin builds a second version, a steel monohull, at Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyards in Wisconsin. Lawrence Specker,, "Austal makes cut for next round of Navy frigate program," 19 Feb. 2018

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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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