railway dry dock

railway dry dock

[′rāl‚wā ′drī ‚däk]
(civil engineering)
A railway dock consisting of tracks built on an incline on a strong foundation, and extending from a sufficient distance in shore to allow a vessel to be hauled out of the water.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.