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boatyard

[ boht-yahrd ]
/ ˈboʊtˌyɑrd /
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noun

a yard or waterside location at which boats, small craft, and the like are built, maintained, docked, etc.

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Origin of boatyard

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805; boat + yard2
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