graving dock

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A permanent dock with walls usually constructed of stone or concrete, and sealed in the normal way with a caisson. The term originated from the old practice of graving, or breaming, a ship's bottom. Today, a graving dock is synonymous with a dry-dock.

Subjects: Maritime History.

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