Definition of dockyard in English:



  • An area with docks and equipment for repairing and maintaining ships.

    • ‘Ten thousand or so civilians worked at the dockyard to repair and supply the fleet, and went to and from their work in fleets of buses and special trains.’
    • ‘In 2005, 230,000 people crammed into the dockyard during the four days of the International Festival of the Sea alone.’
    • ‘The government has allowed a dockyard in Plymouth to increase radioactive discharges into the sea by five times.’
    • ‘Order backlogs for Korean-built ships run to 2007, enough to keep some dockyards fully occupied in the next three years.’
    • ‘At the outbreak of the Second World War the port, with its large graving and floating docks, became a naval base and later an Admiralty dockyard.’
    • ‘Portsmouth is a great port to sail from on an evening, with excellent views from the deck of the naval ships and dockyards.’
    • ‘It was known to be an unsound ship at the dockyard, but the king refused to recall the voyage.’
    • ‘This Eastern Fleet would have to be supported by a new dockyard and new logistic depots on the east coast of India.’
    • ‘‘I used to enjoy dockyards, harbours and coal mines,’ she says.’
    • ‘At the same time, another foot-fighting system existed in and around the old southern dockyards of France, and on board sailing ships.’
    • ‘More than 300 people yesterday took part in a march to protest against the arrival of a nuclear submarine at a dockyard for refit work.’
    • ‘At present, the ship and objects are separated by a walk of a quarter of a mile through the dockyard.’
    • ‘He could renew the ship's guardrails without recourse to a dockyard.’
    • ‘Members of the public are invited to go into the Plymouth base to have a close look at the dockyard's collection of architectural gems.’
    • ‘A second strike on Pearl Harbor - which would have focused on the dockyards, fuel tanks, and remaining ships - was canceled.’
    • ‘The dockyard prides itself as ‘the south coast's biggest visitor attraction’.’
    • ‘There were about a dozen kilometres of line, running from the upper dockyards down to a yard near the docks below the falls.’
    • ‘One new and two old battleships were torpedoed, a cruiser was hit, and the dockyard damaged.’
    • ‘When Henry VIII founded a dockyard for building ships in Deptford, the area became renowned across the shipping industry.’
    • ‘Although little remains of Vernon, any developer of the dockyard will have to preserve its character as most of the buildings are protected by law.’
    harbour, marina, waterfront, port, anchorage
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