What is dock?

  • (noun): The solid bony part of the tail of an animal as distinguished from the hair.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on dock, docks:

Port Of Hull - Docks - Railway Dock
... Permission to construct two new docks was granted in 1844, one being the "Railway Dock", the other "Victoria Dock" ... The Railway Dock was connected on the west side of Junction Dock to the north of Kingston Street, and was smaller than the other town docks ... The dock of 13,130 sq ft (1,220 m2) cost something over £100,000 and was designed by J.B Hartley and opened in 1846 ...
Port Of Hull - Docks - Junction Dock
... of 1802 for the construction of Humber Dock was that, when the average tonnage of goods unloaded at the docks reached a certain level, the Dock Company would build a ... in 1824, and construction of the third dock began in 1826 ... This dock, Junction Dock was constructed between, and connected the Old and Humber docks making the old town of Hull an island bounded by the three docks, river and ...
Dock8 in Disease
... Autosomal recessive DOCK8 deficiency is associated with a variant of combined immunodeficiency ... This variant of Hyperimmunoglobulin E syndrome (HIES) was first described in 2004 and was now found to have a genetic mutation in the DOCK8 gene ...
... It is a member of the DOCK-C subfamily of the DOCK family of guanine nucleotide exchange factors (GEFs) which function as activators of small G proteins ...
Dock, Wharf, Riverside And General Labourers' Union
... The Dock, Wharf, Riverside and General Labourers Union (1889–1922) was a British trade union ... It emerged in response to the outbreak of the London Dock Strike in 1889 and rapidly became the principal union for dockworkers in London, Bristol, Cardiff, and other ports ...

More definitions of "dock":

  • (verb): Deprive someone of benefits, as a penalty.
  • (noun): An enclosure in a court of law where the defendant sits during the trial.
  • (verb): Haul into a dock.
    Example: "Dock the ships"
  • (verb): Come into dock.
    Example: "The ship docked"
  • (verb): Deduct from someone's wages.
  • (noun): A platform where trucks or trains can be loaded or unloaded.
    Synonyms: loading dock
  • (verb): Remove or shorten the tail of an animal.
    Synonyms: tail, bob
  • (noun): 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.
    Example: "The ship arrived at the dock more than a day late"
    Synonyms: dockage, docking facility
  • (noun): Any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine.
    Synonyms: sorrel, sour grass
  • (noun): A platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats.
    Synonyms: pier, wharf, wharfage
  • (noun): A short or shortened tail of certain animals.
    Synonyms: bobtail, bob

Famous quotes containing the word dock:

    I walked on the banks of the tincan banana dock and sat down under the huge shade of a Southern Pacific locomotive to look at the sunset over the box house hills and cry.
    Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926)

    You turn
    To speak to someone beside the dock and the lighthouse
    Shines like garnets. It has become a stricture.
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)

    I’m mooring my rowboat
    at the dock of the island called God.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)