Graving dock
Graving Grav"ing, n. [From {Grave} to clean.] The act of cleaning a ship's bottom. [1913 Webster]

{Graving dock}. (Naut.) See under Dock. [1913 Webster]


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  • Graving dock — Dock Dock, n. [Akin to D. dok; of uncertain origin; cf. LL. doga ditch, L. doga ditch, L. doga sort of vessel, Gr. ? receptacle, fr. ? to receive.] 1. An artificial basin or an inclosure in connection with a harbor or river, used for the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • graving dock — noun another term for dry dock. Origin C19: graving from grave4 …   English new terms dictionary

  • graving dock — noun a large dock from which water can be pumped out; used for building ships or for repairing a ship below its waterline • Syn: ↑dry dock, ↑drydock • Hypernyms: ↑dock, ↑dockage, ↑docking facility • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • graving dock — noun Date: 1840 dry dock …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • graving dock — Naut. an excavated shore dry dock for the repair and maintenance of ships. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • graving dock — /ˈgreɪvɪŋ dɒk/ (say grayving dok) noun → dry dock. {grave4 + dock1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Graving Dock at Red Hook — The Graving Dock at Red Hook is located at the Todd Shipyards in Red Hook, Brooklyn. [http://www.saveindustrialbrooklyn.org/red hook.html] It is considered eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places.… …   Wikipedia

  • Captain Cook Graving Dock — noun a dry dock in Sydney Harbour, NSW, south east of the Harbour Bridge, built 1941–44; one of the largest in the world …   Australian English dictionary

  • Dock — Dock, n. [Akin to D. dok; of uncertain origin; cf. LL. doga ditch, L. doga ditch, L. doga sort of vessel, Gr. ? receptacle, fr. ? to receive.] 1. An artificial basin or an inclosure in connection with a harbor or river, used for the reception of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Graving — Grav ing, n. [From {Grave} to clean.] The act of cleaning a ship s bottom. [1913 Webster] {Graving dock}. (Naut.) See under Dock. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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