dry docknoun [ C ]uk /ˌdraɪ ˈdɒk/ us /ˌdraɪ ˈdɑːk/
Examples from literature
- Arriving here, the vessels went at once into dry dock while a force of men who were in waiting proceeded to clean and paint the hulls, while stores and provisions to last three months were assembled.
- Four dry docks open into the floating harbour.
- It is free from ice the entire year, and has a little cove or bay that could be converted into a dry dock at small expense.
- It is, however, a shaft that cannot be inspected except when in dry dock, and has to be disconnected from the propeller, and drawn inside for examination at periods suggested by experience.
- The boat is good for many a trip yet, though it is true, as you know, that she is to go into dry dock for overhauling on her return.