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[ship-yahrd] /ˈʃɪpˌyɑrd/
a yard or enclosure in which ships are built or repaired.
Origin of shipyard
First recorded in 1690-1700; ship1 + yard2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Guinayangan also boasts a shipyard, which is nothing more than a rough shed, the implements being most primitive in construction.

  • You probably know more of the shipyard crowd in Limeport than I do.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • It was agreed that a closer watch than ever should be kept on the shipyard and its approaches.

    The Cup of Fury Rupert Hughes
  • That, I remembered, was to have been some sort of a shipyard.

    The Prairie Mother Arthur Stringer
  • The Company expected the sawmill to provide the planks and suggested a place near the sawmill and ironworks for the shipyard.

  • The next day was spent by all hands, Dale included, at the shipyard.

    The Pirate Island Harry Collingwood
  • And now he found her at work in a shipyard where strange things were happening!

    The Cup of Fury Rupert Hughes
  • A hearty cheer was raised by the party in possession of the shipyard.

    The Pirate Island Harry Collingwood
British Dictionary definitions for shipyard


a place or facility for the building, maintenance, and repair of ships
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for shipyard

c.1700, from ship (n.) + yard (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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