Meaning of “dockyard” in the English Dictionary


"dockyard" in English

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dockyardnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdɒk.jɑːd/ us /ˈdɑːk.jɑːrd/ also shipyard

Examples from literature

  • Every dockyard in Italy was called into requisition. 
  • Nothing can be finer than the dockyards for building vessels, in which ten thousand men can work with ease. 
  • The ships were compelled to visit the imperial dockyard in the capital to undergo repairs and to receive provisions and pay. 
  • Two hours later they reached Plymouth, marched through the town to the dockyard, and went straight on board the transport. 
  • When the expedition reached England, every port and dockyard on the south coast was humming with preparations for a great naval struggle. 

(Definition of “dockyard” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dockyard" in Business English

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dockyardnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdɒkjɑːd/ us TRANSPORT

a place where ships are built and repaired:

The aircraft carriers are due to be assembled at the Rosyth dockyard in Fife.

(Definition of “dockyard” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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