- 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)
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