Definition of dockyard in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdäkˌyärd/


An area or establishment with docks and equipment for repairing and maintaining ships.
Example sentences
  • When Henry VIII founded a dockyard for building ships in Deptford, the area became renowned across the shipping industry.
  • 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.

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Syllabification: dock·yard

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