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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

  • 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.
  • adj. See under Dock.
  • See under dock.

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
  • v. maneuver (a ship) into a drydock
  • 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

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