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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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  • The acquisition of every shipyard in the country was also contemplated as a contingency.

  • I happened to be near the shipyard at the time, and assisted in carrying him home.

    Little By Little William Taylor Adams
  • He worked in a shipyard for a bit, then I took him as a sort of errand boy and porter.

  • And we'd need a shipyard, capable of any kind of heavy repair work.

    Space Viking Henry Beam Piper
  • In the meantime, the shipyard had been laid out and was taking shape.

    Space Viking Henry Beam Piper
  • You probably know more of the shipyard crowd in Limeport than I do.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • That, I remembered, was to have been some sort of a shipyard.

    The Prairie Mother Arthur Stringer
  • The next day was spent by all hands, Dale included, at 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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