Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive & intransitive verb To place in or go into a dry dock.

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Examples

  • Returning, once, from an afternoon's inspection of the great dry-dock building at Pearl Harbour, Lee Barton, driving his machine against time, in order to have time to dress for dinner, passed

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  • "She's going to dry-dock, you see; and you can catch her as late as five to-morrow afternoon -- at least, so her first officer told me."

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  • There are no ships being built today, but many still arrive and are hoisted into dry-dock for repairs.

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  • The Enterprise is in dry-dock being re-fitted with all kinds of new equipment.

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  • Returning westward again, and scooping in occasional isolated magazines on the high ground back from the shore, he blew up three cruisers and the battleships Oregon, Delaware, New Hampshire, and Florida — the latter had just gone into dry-dock, and the magnificent dry-dock was destroyed along with her.

    THE ENEMY OF ALL THE WORLD

  • The power was still off, the dry-dock a gloomy graveyard of boats on stilts.

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  • Then the final few frames pan back and you see that he is welding the hull of the Enterprise in dry-dock.

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  • Every American warship had standard security features for use when they were in dry-dock.

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  • But, that night twenty years ago, the barge was in dry-dock with its pumps locked up under arctic ice.

    Stick Your Damn Hand In It

  • But, that night twenty years ago, the barge was in dry-dock with its pumps locked up under arctic ice.

    Stick your damn hand in it

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