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Everything is constantly on the move. Transportation, either of people or goods, is part of our personal life, but it is also a whole industry. Transport is a decisive economic factor and is important for economic growth and globalization. focuses on the terminology and jargon used in the transportation industry, and covers the various transportation styles, such as air, rail, road and water.

The dictionaries we gathered here to your convenience will help you to broaden your vocabulary related to the infrastructure of transportation and the vehicles in use. We are happy to offer you qualified and in-depth definitions and explanations.

Please note that this site is limited in scope; if you are looking for definitions from other fields, you are invited to visit our general and most comprehensive Online Dictionary.

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Dry Dock

An enclosed basin into which a ship is taken for underwater cleaning and repairing. It is fitted with watertight entrance gates which when closed permit the dock to be pumped dry.

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Other Resources

U.S. Department of Transportation

Transport Activities of the European Union

Mineta Transportation Institute Glossary of Terms

Dictionary of Export, Trade and Shipping Terms

Glossary of International Trade Terms

Sea Freight Glossary

Maritime Glossary

Rail Terminology

UK Heritage Railways Glossary

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