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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large dock in the form of a basin from which the water can be emptied, used for building or repairing a ship below its water line.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of drydock.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See under dock.
  • adj. See under Dock.
  • n. a dock from which the water may be shut or pumped out, especially, one in the form of a chamber having walls and floor, often of masonry and communicating with deep water, but having appliances for excluding it; -- used in constructing or repairing ships. The name includes structures used for the examination, repairing, or building of vessels, as graving docks, floating docks, hydraulic docks, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See dock.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a large dock from which water can be pumped out; used for building ships or for repairing a ship below its waterline
  • n. a large dock from which water can be pumped out; used for building ships or for repairing a ship below its waterline
  • v. maneuver (a ship) into a drydock
  • v. maneuver (a ship) into a drydock

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