noun

  • (in the US) a shipyard for the construction, repair, and equipping of naval vessels.

    • ‘It remained up to the naval commander, whether or not to give half the crew liberty during a port call (three-quarters if anchored in a navy yard).’
    • ‘Had he returned, he could have leveled the navy yard's support facilities, thereby destroying the Navy's industrial capacity and setting back salvage operations.’
    • ‘A fleet was built up to shepherd merchant ships to and fro across the Atlantic and protect them from pirates, and the Casa ran its own navy yard.’
    • ‘After World War II begins, Zinn decides to enlist in the Air Force as a bombardier even though his navy yard job would have provided an exemption.’