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.