Definition of dry dock noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


dry dock

BrE BrE//ˌdraɪ ˈdɒk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdraɪ ˈdɑːk//
[countable, uncountable] Travelling by boat or ship
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an area in a port from which the water can be removed, used for building or repairing ships The ship is in dry dock. See related entries: Travelling by boat or ship
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dry dock