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Definition of "dock" [dock]

  • The area of water between two piers or alongside a pier that receives a ship for loading, unloading, or repairs. (noun)
  • A pier; a wharf. (noun)
  • A group of piers on a commercial waterfront that serve as a general landing area for ships or boats. Often used in the plural. (noun)
  • A platform at which trucks or trains load or unload cargo. (noun)
  • To maneuver (a vessel or vehicle) into or next to a dock. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dock" in a sentence
  • "Rarely put in the dock is the change to transparent accounting, which forced private companies to stop pretending all was well."
  • "As an aside, I'd like to point out that the encroaching neighbor who also thinks her dock is a boat (Saturday's PI story linked to earlier in thread) served for 4 years on the Ames Lake Community Club board in the late 90's."
  • "Personally, I use Arch.) +1 Windows (For Win7, I've been poking around with it, and it's really easy to get the hang of.) +0 OSX (The built in dock is nice, but that universal option bar is a pain in the ass.),"