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

Definition of shipyard

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

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In Mozambique a clique of officials created three companies, ostensibly to build shipyards, police the coast and catch tuna. The Economist, "A $2bn loan scandal sank Mozambique’s economy," 22 Aug. 2019 The city administration in Severodvinsk, which has a huge shipyard that builds nuclear submarines, said the radiation levels there rose to 2 microsieverts per hour — approximately 20 times the area's average reading — for about 30 minutes on Aug. 8. Vladimir Isachenkov,, "The mysterious explosion in Russia involving a ‘Skyfall’ nuclear missile that’s evoking memories of Chernobyl," 14 Aug. 2019 Arkhangelsk region is home to Sevmash, the nation's most important military shipyard, in the city of Severodvinsk. Matthew Bodner, NBC News, "Blast at Russian military base kills 2 service members, injures 4 more, officials say," 8 Aug. 2019 The site of early America’s great shipyards, the North River was also once the home of Wampanoag settlements because of its abundance of herring runs and shellfish beds. Robert Knox,, "South Calendar: What’s happening this week," 17 July 2019 More than 40 shipyards across 17 states aided in the effort. Allen Kim, CNN, "A new national marine sanctuary in Maryland will protect WWI-era shipwrecks," 8 July 2019 In December, another significant event will take place when Carnival Panorama leaves the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy and arrives at the Port of Long Beach. Rosemary Mcclure, Los Angeles Times, "More ships will sail from Southern California to Mexico starting in fall," 16 Aug. 2019 That’s part of the negotiations with the different shipyards. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "Battleship Texas operator hopes ship will only close for a week," 12 Aug. 2019 The Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast entered administration, marking the probable end of a business that built the Titanic and other famous vessels. The Economist, "Business this week," 10 Aug. 2019

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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


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: a place where ships are built or repaired

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