graving dock


noun Nautical.

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

Nearby words

  1. gravidly,
  2. gravimeter,
  3. gravimetric,
  4. gravimetric analysis,
  5. gravimetry,
  6. graving piece,
  7. graviperception,
  8. gravireceptor,
  9. gravisphere,
  10. gravitas

Origin of graving dock

First recorded in 1830–40

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British Dictionary definitions for graving dock

graving dock

noun

another term for dry dock
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