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An inclined platform down which a ship or other vessel may be lowered into the water.


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BOAT YARD A place where boats are built, repaired and stored.
CAUSEWAY A road or pathway raised above surrounding low, wet or uneven ground.
DOCKYARD An enclosure in which ships are built and repaired, and all sorts of ships' stores are brought together.
LIFEBOAT STATION A building designed to house a lifeboat, usually with a stone ramp to launch the boat into the sea.
SHIPYARD A place where boats or ships are built or repaired. Linked Data resource