English version

dry dock

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Water
dry dockˈdry dock noun [countable]  TTWa place where a ship can be taken out of the water for repairs
Examples from the Corpus
dry dockIt is now ready to be moved to a dry dock.Although occasionally an older vessel may substitute for one in dry dock, many venerable craft have been pensioned off.There were only a few weeks now before she went into dry dock.Like they got rid of that dry dock down there.He said that the dry dock was the bellwether.
From Longman Business Dictionarydry dockˌdry ˈdock noun [countable, uncountable] an enclosed place used for repairing or building ships, from which the water can be pumped in and outWe were towed to a dry dock in New York.The ship is in dry dock for an overhaul.
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