a dock from which the water can be emptied, used for building and repairing ships
to place or go into a dry dock
A large dock in the form of a basin that can be pumped free of water, used for building a ship or for making repairs below a vessel's water line.
tr. & intr.v.dry-docked, dry-dock·ing, dry-docks
To place in or go into a dry dock.
(plural dry docks)
- Alternative spelling of drydock.