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Meaning of dry dock

dry' dock"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a structure able to contain a ship and to be drained or lifted so as to leave the ship free of water with all parts of the hull accessible for repairs, painting, etc. Cf.

dry-dock

Pronunciation: (drī'dok"), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to place (a ship) in a dry dock.
—v.i.
  1. (of a ship) to go into a dry dock.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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