graving dock

noun Nautical.

an excavated shore dry dock for the repair and maintenance of ships.

Origin of graving dock

First recorded in 1830–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for graving dock

dockyard, shipyard

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British Dictionary definitions for graving dock

graving dock


another term for dry dock
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