from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dockyard for the construction, repair, equipping, or docking of naval vessels.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a military shipyard
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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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I believe there’s a navy yard a few miles up the east branch of the river.