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  Definition of dock
  1. a short or shortened tail of certain animals
  2. the solid bony part of the tail of an animal as distinguished from the hair
  3. 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"
  4. an enclosure in a court of law where the defendant sits during the trial
  5. a platform where trucks or trains can be loaded or unloaded
  6. a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats
  7. any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine
  8. haul into a dock; "dock the ships"
  9. remove or shorten the tail of an animal
  10. come into dock; "the ship docked"
  11. deduct from someone''s wages
  12. deprive someone of benefits, as a penalty
Similar Words: bobtail, bob, dockage, docking facility, loading dock, pier, wharf, wharfage, sorrel, sour grass, tail

 

Hyponyms: dry dock, drydock, graving dock, marina, quay, sour dock, garden sorrel, Rumex acetosa, sheep sorrel, sheep's sorrel, Rumex acetosella, bitter dock, broad-leaved dock, yellow dock, Rumex obtusifolius, French sorrel, Rumex scutatus, dry-dock, moor, berth, wharf

 

Part Meronyms: tail, seaport, haven, harbor, harbour

 

Member Meronyms: Rumex, genus Rumex

 

Derivational Morphology: tail, bob, wharf, moor, berth, dockage, docking facility, pier, wharfage, stevedore, loader, longshoreman, docker, dockhand, dock worker, dock-walloper, lumper, docking, moorage, tying up, bobtail

 

 
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