Definitions

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  • noun nautical A dock that can be drained of water and is used in the repair and construction of ships.
  • verb transitive To place (a ship) in a drydock.

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Examples

  • At the old harbor, there is a place where several boats are in drydock and are being worked on.

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  • The amenities being added during the drydock are the Princess signature features already aboard the line's newest ships,

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  • The amenities being added during the drydock are the Princess signature features already aboard the line's newest ships,

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  • The amenities being added during the drydock are the Princess signature features already aboard the line's newest ships,

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  • Whistle blew, Jake threw the uneaten portion of his sandwich out on the river, stood, picked up his thermos, the cap, screwed them together, started walking back to the drydock.

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  • James shows up at the glitzy rehab facility in the midst of a warm scene between Beau and Kelly, to announce that he's got a doctor ready to spring her from rehab a month early! so she can go back out on the road to prove she's cured from all that messiness that landed her in drydock.

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  • In addition, plenty of attendees stopping by our booth declared that they planned to use boats they already owned after a few years of being in drydock literally or figuratively.

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  • In the earlier years of the Bloomberg administration, for example, the maritime advocacy world was aghast as city officials allowed Ikea to fill in a giant drydock to make way for a new store and sprawling parking lot in Red Hook.

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  • “Well, with the stuff we have here, we could build a starship drydock, or three, down there.”

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  • "QE2" is not even in drydock, yet some money managers are preparing for the christening of "QE3."

    As Clock Ticks on Effort, Some See a Round 3

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