dockyard

[dok-yahrd]
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noun
  1. a waterside area containing docks, workshops, warehouses, etc., for building, outfitting, and repairing ships, for storing naval supplies, etc.
  2. British. a navy yard.

Origin of dockyard

First recorded in 1695–1705; dock1 + yard2
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Examples from the Web for dockyard

Historical Examples of dockyard

  • This dockyard is smaller, and in appearance inferior every way to that of Boston.

  • Passing out of the Dockyard precincts we are at once in the English quarter.

    In Eastern Seas

    J. J. Smith

  • The part of a dockyard where cambering is performed, and timber kept.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • A portion of the dockyard where ships were landed for a tide.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • The dockyard name given to the person who constructs a ship of the navy.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth


British Dictionary definitions for dockyard

dockyard

noun
  1. a naval establishment with docks, workshops, etc, for the building, fitting out, and repair of vessels
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