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[dok-yahrd] /ˈdɒkˌyɑrd/
a waterside area containing docks, workshops, warehouses, etc., for building, outfitting, and repairing ships, for storing naval supplies, etc.
British. a navy yard.
Origin of dockyard
First recorded in 1695-1705; dock1 + yard2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This dockyard is smaller, and in appearance inferior every way to that of Boston.

    Impressions of America Tyrone Power
  • Passing out of the dockyard precincts we are at once in the English quarter.

    In Eastern Seas J. J. Smith
  • The part of a dockyard where cambering is performed, and timber kept.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • A portion of the dockyard where ships were landed for a tide.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • The dockyard name given to the person who constructs a ship of the navy.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • These duties are now under the superintendent of the dockyard.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • This gave me an entry to the dockyard—all I wished at the moment.

    The Iron Pirate Max Pemberton
  • The next day, the shrieking wretches were brought to the dockyard.

    Old Jack W.H.G. Kingston
  • The commissioner of the dockyard paid him the compliment, etc.

  • The dockyard was at Port Royal, opposite which we brought up.

    Marmaduke Merry William H. G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for dockyard


a naval establishment with docks, workshops, etc, for the building, fitting out, and repair of vessels
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