1 an enclosure in a court of law where the defendant sits during the trial
2 any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine [syn: sorrel, sour grass]
3 a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats [syn: pier, wharf, wharfage]
4 a platform where trucks or trains can be loaded or unloaded [syn: loading dock]
5 landing in a harbor next to a pier where ships are loaded and unloaded or repaired; may have gates to let water in or out; "the ship arrived at the dock more than a day late" [syn: dockage, docking facility]
6 the solid bony part of the tail of an animal as distinguished from the hair
1 come into dock; "the ship docked" [ant: undock]
2 deprive someone of benefits, as a penalty
3 deduct from someone's wages
5 haul into a dock; "dock the ships" [ant: undock]
- Rhymes: -ɒk
- A body of water between two piers or wharves.
- (of a ship) Being in the harbour area.
- The action of joining two items together.
- The action of reducing wages.
- A burdock plant, or the leaves of that plant.
- A plant in the genus Rumex
- Part of a courtroom where accused sits.
- a section of a hotel or restaurant, as in coffee dock
- slang Scots (also doc) the buttocks or anus.
A body of water between two piers or wharves
(of a ship) Being in the harbour area
The action of joining two items together
The action of reducing wages
A burdock plant, or the leaves of that plant
(slang, also doc) A documentary or docudrama
part of a courtroom where accused sits
- Czech: lavice obžalovaných
a section of a hotel or restaurant, as in coffee dock
A male given name
To land at a harbour
To join two moving items
To reduce wages; to deduct
To cut off a section of an animal's tail
- German: kupieren
Dock may refer to:
(maritime), an area of water for building or repairing or
loading and unloading ships or ferries
- Wharf, a fixed platform, commonly on pilings, where ships are loaded and unloaded
- Pier, a raised walkway over water, supported by widely spread piles or pillars
- Ferry slip, a specialized docking facility that receives a ferryboat
- Pontoon, a buoyant device, used to support docks or floating bridges
- Dry dock, a narrow basin that can be flooded and drained to allow a load to come to rest on a dry platform
- Loading dock or Cargo bay, an unloading area for trucks to deliver cargo
- Stevedore, a worker who loads and unloads ships, also known as a docker or longshoreman
- Space rendezvous, if it includes docking
In natural sciences
- Rumex, plants called docks and sorrels including narrow-leaf dock (Rumex mexicanus), curly dock or curled dock (Rumex crispus), broadleaf dock or butter dock (Rumex obtusifolius) and many other members of the Rumex genus
- Burdock, a group of biennial thistles
- Some other species of plants such as prairie dock (Silphium terebinthinaceum, Silphium perfoliatum, Parthenium integrifolium),
- Docking (molecular), a research technique for predicting the relative orientation of two molecules to each other in a bimolecular complex
- Docking (animal), the removal of part of an animal, often tail or ears
- The Docks Waterfront Entertainment Complex in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Docking (sexual practice), a sexual act performed between two men. Specifically, when one man pulls his foreskin over the head of another man's penis.
- The first level of the Heretic video game
- The place where the defendant stands in a British courtroom (see the layout of courts in Scotland) hence the expression "in the dock"
- Docking, Norfolk, a village in East Anglia, England
- Dock (Hayden Scott-Barren), a UK manga illustrator
dock in German: Dock
dock in French: Dock
dock in Japanese: ドック
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