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Definition of Dock

Dock

  1. A genus of plants (Rumex), some species of which are well-known weeds which have a long taproot and are difficult of extermination.
  2. The solid part of an animal's tail, as distinguished from the hair; the stump of a tail; the part of a tail left after clipping or cutting.
  3. A case of leather to cover the clipped or cut tail of a horse.
  4. to cut off, as the end of a thing; to curtail; to cut short; to clip; as, to dock the tail of a horse.
  5. To cut off a part from; to shorten; to deduct from; to subject to a deduction; as, to dock one's wages.
  6. To cut off, bar, or destroy; as, to dock an entail.
  7. An artificial basin or an inclosure in connection with a harbor or river, -- used for the reception of vessels, and provided with gates for keeping in or shutting out the tide.
  8. The slip or water way extending between two piers or projecting wharves, for the reception of ships; -- sometimes including the piers themselves; as, to be down on the dock.
  9. The place in court where a criminal or accused person stands.
  10. To draw, law, or place (a ship) in a dock, for repairing, cleaning the bottom, etc.

Dock Quotations

A time will come when a politician who has willfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men's lives should not stake their own.
H. G. Wells

I have trouble with seafood because it tastes like a dock.
Douglas Coupland

When I look at my daily schedule, I feel like a trout flopping about on a dock, drowning in the air. Some people are ruthless with their schedules. Not me. I wing it.
Douglas Coupland

I just have this deep kind of connection to reality of being like... in a way, I feel like a dock worker. I want to stay in connection with my dock-worker side, 'cause that's how I grew up.
Eddie Vedder

I cling to the idea that Herman Melville had to work at the end of his career watching ships in a dock, as a shipping agent in New York. Any writer who thinks they should be given patronage because of their gift... you don't have to look too far in history to see that's just not the case.
Jess Walter
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Dock Translations

dock in Danish is dok
dock in Dutch is dok
dock in French is dock
dock in German is anlegen
dock in Norwegian is anklagebenk, dokk
dock in Portuguese is doca
dock in Swedish is skeppsdocka

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