from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One of several shores used to prevent a ship from moving while the blocks are knocked away before launching.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of several shores used to hold a ship firmly and prevent her moving while the blocks are knocked away before launching.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ship-building, one of the shores or pieces of timber used to prevent a vessel from starting during the removal of the keel-blocks preparatory to launching.
dog + shore (Wiktionary)