a submersible, floating structure used as a dry dock, having a floor that is submerged, slipped under a floating vessel, and then raised so as to raise the vessel entirely out of the water.
a large boxlike structure that can be submerged to allow a vessel to enter it and then floated to raise the vessel out of the water for maintenance or repair Also called floating dry dock
noun 1. a group of railroad workers who service or repair the track but are not assigned to a particular section.
- Floating head
noun 1. any of certain aquatic plants belonging to the genus Nymphoides, of the gentian family, especially N. aquatica, having floating, more or less heart-shaped leaves and a cluster of small, white, five-petaled flowers. 2. a related plant, Nymphoides cordata, of North America, having a cluster of white flowers and round or somewhat oval leaves […]
noun 1. a dessert consisting of boiled custard with portions of meringue, whipped cream, or whipped egg whites and sometimes jelly floating upon it or around it. 2. a floating mass of earth and partly decayed vegetation held together by interlacing roots, as on a lake: usually formed by the accumulation of plant litter; sometimes […]