- an excavated shore dry dock for the repair and maintenance of ships.
Origin of graving dock
First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for graving dock
There are docks 34 acres in area, an extensive tidal harbour and basin, and a graving-dock.
The yacht was berthed alongside the graving-dock pier at Williamstown, which made it easy of access.The Last Voyage
Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
- another term for dry dock
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