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Definition of "dockyard" [dock•yard]

  • An area, often bordering a body of water, with facilities for building, repairing, or dry-docking ships. (noun)
  • Chiefly British A navy yard. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dockyard" in a sentence
  • "VERNON: It's very easy to defend a town and a dockyard, which is why we would not to choose in urban built up areas if we had to."
  • "There were occasions when the pride of the British tar was not abashed at being called a dockyard loafer, but these were rare."
  • "The admiral told them that the most interesting novelty in the dockyard was the starting of Nasmyth's steam hammer."