dogshore

[ dawg-shawr, -shohr, dog- ]
/ ˈdɔgˌʃɔr, -ˌʃoʊr, ˈdɒg- /

noun Shipbuilding.

any of several shores for holding the hull of a small or moderate-sized vessel in place after keel blocks and other shores are removed and until the vessel is launched.

Origin of dogshore

First recorded in 1795–1805; dog + shore2
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