dry-dock

VERB
  1. maneuver (a ship) into a drydock
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How To Use dry-dock In A Sentence

  • Its huge harbour is visited by cruise ships and freighters, and its dry-dock facilities are famous.
  • Martinez tried to imagine the smaller than a pinhead probe shooting across the vast distance of the Dry-dock area towards the Banting.
  • Five minutes later a new, keening note appears accompanied by an occasional clang like the hull of an ocean liner being hammered in dry-dock.
  • I had been appointed ex-officio by the British Consul to take charge of her after a man who had died suddenly, leaving for the guidance of his successor some suspiciously unreceipted bills, a few dry-dock estimates hinting at bribery, and a quantity of vouchers for three years 'extravagant expenditure; all these mixed up together in a dusty old violin-case lined with ruby velvet. Falk; Amy Foster; To-Morrow
  • A minelayer and ex-battleship were sunk and three destroyers were wrecked in dry-dock.
  • Many yachties make this their base for exploring the rest of the Caribbean, and all the facilities you need - whether you want to put your own boat in dry-dock or charter someone else's for the day - are available here.
  • The term caisson is sometimes applied to flat air-tight constructions used for raising vessels out of water for cleaning or repairs, by being sunk under them and then floated; but these floating caissons are more commonly known as pontoons, or, when air-chambers are added at the sides, as floating dry-docks. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"
  • La Palma, the provincial capital, was settled in 1853 at a place where boats dry-docked to be careened and provisioned.
  • There's a hint of a more dangerous kind of romantic movie here, where a girl slowly realizes her dreamboat is a dry-docked dinghy. Arab Times Kuwait English Daily
  • The ship dry-docked for repair.
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