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The Dictionary of English Nautical Language Database: Search Results

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Term: cofferdam (n)
Definition: A watertight structure for careening a ship, having walls on three sides from the bottom to a level above high water and a gate on the fourth side which can be sealed after the ship has been moved in and all the water pumped out so that work can be performed on the bottom of the ship.
See Also: drydock, grave

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