dogshore

dogshore
/dawg"shawr', -shohr', dog"-/, n. Shipbuilding.
any of several shores for holding the hull of a small or moderate-sized vessel in place after keel blocks and other shores are removed and until the vessel is launched.
[1795-1805; DOG + SHORE2]

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  • Dogshore — Dog shore , n. (Naut.) One of several shores used to hold a ship firmly and prevent her moving while the blocks are knocked away before launching. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • dogshore — /ˈdɒgʃɔ/ (say dogshaw) noun one of the timbers holding a small vessel temporarily before launching …   Australian-English dictionary

  • dogshore — n. a temporary wooden support for a ship just before launching. * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a short timber between a block bolted to the ground ways and a similar block on one of the bilge ways to hold a ship while the keelblocks and shores are… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bilge ways — noun plural but sometimes singular in construction 1. : heavy timbers that rest on the ground ways and carry the weight of a vessel in launching compare dogshore 2. : transverse timbers or supports on which the bilge blocks travel …   Useful english dictionary

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