dry-dock dry-dock

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. Chile, in fear of Peru, has built and opened the largest dry-dock in South America for the purpose of keeping her Navy at the highest point of efficiency.
  2. The sea had been drained from the QM2's harborage before the accident, meaning victims fell 15 to 20 m to a hard, dry-dock surface instead of 10 m into the water.

News

  • Aging fireboat Alki to be inspected as city explores its future

    In a second attempt to sell Seattle’s 1927-vintage fireboat Alki, the city is having the 123-foot boat dry-docked, cleaned and examined by a marine surveyor. Work could begin as early as Tuesday and is expected to take about a week and a half, said Katherine Schubert-Knapp of the city’s
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

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