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DRY DOCK

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A stone- or concrete-faced enclosure, with entrance closed by a floatable caisson or by gates, which can be pumped dry for inspection, maintenance or repair of hull or underwater fittings.

Related Terms

Term Note
GRAVING DOCK A dry dock where the hulls of ships are repaired and maintained.
SYNCHROLIFT A structure used in a dry dock to raise vessels by means of a cradle.

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