- a government dockyard where naval ships are built, repaired, and fitted out, and naval supplies and munitions are laid up.
Origin of navy yard
First recorded in 1765–75
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Examples from the Web for navy yard
It was too late to save the navy-yard with its precious stores.The Naval History of the United States
Willis J. Abbot.
So the navy-yard at Washington is among those to be retained.
You know we lost the navy-yard early in the war and we haven't got it back—yet.Tom Strong, Lincoln's Scout
Alfred Bishop Mason
What will the navy-yard people say to this when they hear of it?Fighting in Cuban Waters
Since corrupted into the Wallabout, the bay where the navy-yard is situated.Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete
- a naval shipyard, esp in the US
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