Meaning of “dry dock” in the English Dictionary

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"dry dock" in British English

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dry docknoun [ C ]

uk /ˌdraɪ ˈdɒk/ us /ˌdraɪ ˈdɑːk/

an area of water that can be emptied and used for repairing ships

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

"dry dock" in Business English

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dry docknoun [ C ]

uk us

TRANSPORT an area from which the water can be removed in order for ships to be built or repaired:

In the dry dock, a crane lifts massive steel sections for final assembly of a gigantic oil tanker.

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

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