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graving dock

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noun Nautical.
  1. 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

Historical Examples

  • There are docks 34 acres in area, an extensive tidal harbour and basin, and a graving-dock.

    The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1

    Various

  • The yacht was berthed alongside the graving-dock pier at Williamstown, which made it easy of access.

    The Last Voyage

    Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey


British Dictionary definitions for graving dock

graving dock

noun
  1. another term for dry dock
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