from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The structure supporting a ship during construction or in dry dock.
- n. See ship canal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The sloping dry dock in which a ship is build and from where it is launched
- n. A navigable canal
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A collective name for the supports forming a sort of sliding way upon which a vessel is built, and from which it slides into the water when launched; also, the supports collectively upon which the keel of a vessel rests when placed in a dock for repairs or cleaning.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a canal large enough for seagoing vessels
- n. structure consisting of a sloping way down to the water from the place where ships are built or repaired
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