[Du.] An artificial place with gates, for ships being loaded or unloaded. The dockyard is the place near the dock where stores for ships are kept. A dry dock is one from which the water has been pumped out, and is fitted with appliances for making or repairing ships, and includes graving-dock, floating-dock, and hydraulic dock. A wet dock is the name for a dock with water shut in at a fixed level, and opened or shut according to the state of the tide.