an excavated shore dry dock for the repair and maintenance of ships.
another term for dry dock
noun, Nautical. 1. a piece of wood let into a wooden hull to replace decayed wood.
/ˌɡrævɪpəˈsɛpʃən/ noun 1. the perception of gravity by plants
gravireceptor grav·i·re·cep·tor (grāv’ə-rĭ-sěp’tər) n. Any of various specialized receptor organs and nerve endings in the inner ear, joints, tendons, and muscles, that give the brain information about body position, equilibrium, and the direction of gravitational forces.
[grav-uh-sfeer] /ˈgræv əˌsfɪər/ noun 1. the area in which the gravitational force of a celestial body is predominant.