Definition of navy yard in English:

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navy yard

Pronunciation: /ˈnāvē ˌyärd/


A shipyard for the construction, repair, and equipping of naval vessels.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.

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Syllabification: na·vy yard

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