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 In 1975, Maurice Flitcroft was a 45-year-old shipyard worker who decided that his dream was to golf in the 1976 British Open. Kyle Smith, WSJ, 2 June 2022 Modular natural gas liquefaction units are built in a shipyard and installed on repurposed offshore oil platforms. Christopher Helman, Forbes, 27 May 2022 The group did it in a shipyard at the end of Michigan Street along the lakefront, home to Discovery World today. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4 Apr. 2022 The ship is currently sitting in a shipyard in Hamburg. Courtney Vinopal, Quartz, 3 Mar. 2022 In a statement, Virgin Voyages said that Resilient Lady will remain in the shipyard in Genoa, finalizing its build. Julia Buckley, CNN, 8 June 2022 One of the sailors deserted the aircraft carrier, which is docked in a Virginia shipyard, about five months ago; the other fled in March 2021. Melissa Chan, NBC News, 19 May 2022 Groton shipyard will continue to be the prime contractor. Stephen Singer, Hartford Courant, 18 May 2022 The fourth carrier, USS Doris Miller, will follow her in the shipyard. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 8 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of shipyard

1647, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jun 2022

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“Shipyard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of shipyard

: a place where ships are built or repaired


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