from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A structure that can be submerged to permit the entry and docking of a ship and then raised to lift the ship from the water for repairs.
  • noun A dock that is supported by metal pipes on which it can move up and down with the rise and fall of the water level.

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  • noun dry dock that can be submerged under a vessel and then raised


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