American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A dockyard for the construction, repair, equipping, or docking of naval vessels.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A government dockyard; in the United States, a dockyard where government ships are built, repaired, and fitted out, and where naval stores and munitions of war are laid up. There are such yards at Kittery in Maine (near Portsmouth New Hampshire), at Charlestown in Massachusetts, at Brooklyn in New York, at Norfolk in Virginia, at Pensacola in Florida, at Mare Island in California, etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a place set apart as a shore station for the use of the navy. It often contains all the mechanical and other appliences for building and equipping war vessels and training their crews.
- n. a military shipyard
“She sailed the seas for many a long day, and is now kept as a national memorial in the navy yard at Portsmouth,”
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