dockyard

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From dock +‎ yard.

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dockyard (plural dockyards)

  1. A place where ships are repaired or outfitted.
    • 1961 August, “New traffic flows in South Wales”, in Trains Illustrated, page 492:
      Until recently activities in the Haven [Milford Haven] were confined virtually to the naval dockyard, now closed, and to coastal shipping and shipments to and from Ireland, both on a small scale.

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