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Noun: dock  dók
  1. (law) 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
    - sorrel, sour grass
  3. A platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats
    - pier, wharf, wharfage
  4. A platform where trucks or trains can be loaded or unloaded
    - loading dock
  5. Landing in a harbour 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";
    - dockage, docking facility
  6. The solid bony part of the tail of an animal as distinguished from the hair
  7. A short or shortened tail of certain animals
    - bobtail, bob
Verb: dock  dók
  1. Come into dock
    "the ship docked"
  2. Deprive someone of benefits, as a penalty
  3. Deduct from someone's wages
  4. Remove or shorten the tail of an animal
    - tail, bob
  5. Manoeuvre into a dock
    "dock the ships"

Sounds like: divisors, devisorsk, do

Derived forms: docks, docking, docked

Type of: body part, channelise [Brit], channelize, come in, cut, deduct, deprive, direct, enclosure, enter, get in, get into, go in, go into, guide, head, herb, herbaceous plant, landing, landing place, maneuver [US], manoeuver [non-standard], manoeuvre [Brit, Cdn], move into, platform, point, recoup, steer, tail, withhold

Antonym: undock

Part of: genus Rumex, harbor [N. Amer], harbour [Brit, Cdn], haven, Rumex, seaport, tail

Encyclopedia: Dock, Wharf, Riverside and General Workers' Union