floating drydock

floating drydock
noun see floating dock

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • floating drydock — A drydock moored or attached to a wharf but floating. 48 Am J1st Ship § 36 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Drydock — U.S. Navy submarine USS Greeneville in dry dock following collision with the Ehime Maru. A drydock (also commonly dry dock) is a narrow basin or vessel that can be flooded to allow a load to be floated in, then drained to allow that load to… …   Wikipedia

  • floating dock — noun Date: 1866 a dock that floats on the water and can be partly submerged to permit entry of a ship and raised to keep the ship high and dry called also floating drydock …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • drydock — I 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, ↑graving dock • Hypernyms: ↑dock, ↑dockage, ↑docking facility …   Useful english dictionary

  • floating dry dock — noun dry dock that can be submerged under a vessel and then raised • Syn: ↑floating dock • Hypernyms: ↑dry dock, ↑drydock, ↑graving dock * * * noun see floating dock …   Useful english dictionary

  • floating dock — noun dry dock that can be submerged under a vessel and then raised • Syn: ↑floating dry dock • Hypernyms: ↑dry dock, ↑drydock, ↑graving dock …   Useful english dictionary

  • floatingdock — floating dock n. 1. 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. Also called floating drydock. 2. A dock that is supported by metal pipes on which it can… …   Universalium

  • Auxiliary repair dock — An Auxiliary repair dock is a type of vessel employed by the U.S. Navy, especially during World War II, when it commissioned 33 such vessels. Primary Use The Auxiliary repair dock was actually a floating drydock, which could, by design, provide… …   Wikipedia

  • USS Artisan (AFDB-1) — USS Artisan (ABSD 1), a ten section, non self propelled, large auxiliary floating drydock, was the only ship of the United States Navy given this name. She was constructed in sections during 1942 and 1943 by the Everett Shipbuilding Company, in… …   Wikipedia

  • German battleship Gneisenau — …   Wikipedia

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