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Definition of Floating dock
Floating dockDock Dock, n. [Akin to D. dok; of uncertain origin; cf. LL.
doga ditch, L. doga ditch, L. doga sort of vessel, Gr. ?
receptacle, fr. ? to receive.]
1. An artificial basin or an inclosure in connection with a
harbor or river, -- used for the reception of vessels, and
provided with gates for keeping in or shutting out the
2. The slip or water way extending between two piers or
projecting wharves, for the reception of ships; --
sometimes including the piers themselves; as, to be down
on the dock.
3. The place in court where a criminal or accused person
Balance dock, a kind of floating dock which is kept level
by pumping water out of, or letting it into, the
compartments of side chambers.
Dry dock, a dock from which the water may be shut or pumped
out, especially, one in the form of a chamber having walls
and floor, often of masonry and communicating with deep
water, but having appliances for excluding it; -- used in
constructing or repairing ships. The name includes
structures used for the examination, repairing, or
building of vessels, as graving docks, floating docks,
hydraulic docks, etc.
Floating dock, a dock which is made to become buoyant, and,
by floating, to lift a vessel out of water.
Graving dock, a dock for holding a ship for graving or
cleaning the bottom, etc.
Hydraulic dock, a dock in which a vessel is raised clear of
the water by hydraulic presses.
Naval dock, a dock connected with which are naval stores,
materials, and all conveniences for the construction and
repair of ships.
Sectional dock, a form of floating dock made in separate
sections or caissons.
Slip dock, a dock having a sloping floor that extends from
deep water to above high-water mark, and upon which is a
railway on which runs a cradle carrying the ship.
Wet dock, a dock where the water is shut in, and kept at a
given level, to facilitate the loading and unloading of
ships; -- also sometimes used as a place of safety; a
basin. Floating dockFloating Float"ing, a.
1. Buoyed upon or in a fluid; a, the floating timbers of a
wreck; floating motes in the air.
2. Free or lose from the usual attachment; as, the floating
ribs in man and some other animals.
3. Not funded; not fixed, invested, or determined; as,
floating capital; a floating debt.
Trade was at an end. Floating capital had been
withdrawn in great masses from the island.
Floating anchor (Naut.), a drag or sea anchor; drag sail.
Floating battery (Mil.), a battery erected on rafts or the
hulls of ships, chiefly for the defense of a coast or the
bombardment of a place.
(a) A bridge consisting of rafts or timber, with a floor
of plank, supported wholly by the water; a bateau
bridge. See Bateau.
(b) (Mil.) A kind of double bridge, the upper one
projecting beyond the lower one, and capable of being
moved forward by pulleys; -- used for carrying troops
over narrow moats in attacking the outworks of a fort.
(c) A kind of ferryboat which is guided and impelled by
means of chains which are anchored on each side of a
stream, and pass over wheels on the vessel, the wheels
being driven by stream power.
(d) The landing platform of a ferry dock.
Floating cartilage (Med.), a cartilage which moves freely
in the cavity of a joint, and often interferes with the
functions of the latter.
(a) An anchored dam.
(b) A caisson used as a gate for a dry dock.
Floating derrick, a derrick on a float for river and harbor
use, in raising vessels, moving stone for harbor
Floating dock. (Naut.) See under Dock.
Floating harbor, a breakwater of cages or booms, anchored
and fastened together, and used as a protection to ships
riding at anchor to leeward. --Knight.
Floating heart (Bot.), a small aquatic plant (Limnanthemum
lacunosum) whose heart-shaped leaves float on the water
of American ponds.
Floating island, a dish for dessert, consisting of custard
with floating masses of whipped cream or white of eggs.
Floating kidney. (Med.) See Wandering kidney, under
Floating light, a light shown at the masthead of a vessel
moored over sunken rocks, shoals, etc., to warn mariners
of danger; a light-ship; also, a light erected on a buoy
or floating stage.
Floating liver. (Med.) See Wandering liver, under
Floating pier, a landing stage or pier which rises and
falls with the tide.
Floating ribs (Anat.), the lower or posterior ribs which
are not connected with the others in front; in man they
are the last two pairs.
Floating screed (Plastering), a strip of plastering first
laid on, to serve as a guide for the thickness of the
Floating threads (Weaving), threads which span several
other threads without being interwoven with them, in a
Meaning of Floating dock from wikipedia
- A floating dock
to a number
of constructions found
and harbours Floating dock
(impounded), a development
of the half tide dock
- 662 by 76 metres
(2,172 ft × 249 ft) is the largest
in the USA. The largest floating
in North America
The Vigorous. It is operated...
- A floating dock
pier or floating jetty
is a platform
or ramp supported
by pontoons. It is usually joined
to the s**** with a gangway. The pier...
- Auxiliary floating drydock
are US Navy floating
that are able to submerge under water
and be placed under
a ship in need of repair below
- A floating dock
, floating harbour
or wet dock
is a dock alongside
a tidal waterway which maintains
a 'constant' level, despite
- A boat dock
on Lake Michigan
in Chicago. Docks along
Bay in Tiburon, California Floating dock
at Mohonk Mountain House
: a narrow...
- This is a list of the largest
in the world, including excavated
and floating docks
. "ASMAR Docks
Railway". asmar.cl. Retrieved
- Floating Dock Muloobinba
is a floating
that was owned
by the Forgacs
Group, and berthed
at Carrington, within Newcastle
Harbour, Australia. Built...
- 1000-ton Floating Dock
was a cl**** of floating
dry docks built
for the Royal Australian
1940 and 1944. The floating
- (Russian: ПД-50), Soviet designation Project
7454, was a Russian large floating
dry dock built
at the Götaverken Arendal shipyard
in Gothenburg, Sweden
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