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Definition of Docks
DockDock Dock, n. [Akin to D. dok; of uncertain origin; cf. LL.
doga ditch, L. doga ditch, L. doga sort of vessel, Gr. ?
receptacle, fr. ? to receive.]
1. 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
2. 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.
3. The place in court where a criminal or accused person
Balance dock, a kind of floating dock which is kept level
by pumping water out of, or letting it into, the
compartments of side chambers.
Dry dock, a dock from which the water may be shut or pumped
out, especially, one in the form of a chamber having walls
and floor, often of masonry and communicating with deep
water, but having appliances for excluding it; -- used in
constructing or repairing ships. The name includes
structures used for the examination, repairing, or
building of vessels, as graving docks, floating docks,
hydraulic docks, etc.
Floating dock, a dock which is made to become buoyant, and,
by floating, to lift a vessel out of water.
Graving dock, a dock for holding a ship for graving or
cleaning the bottom, etc.
Hydraulic dock, a dock in which a vessel is raised clear of
the water by hydraulic presses.
Naval dock, a dock connected with which are naval stores,
materials, and all conveniences for the construction and
repair of ships.
Sectional dock, a form of floating dock made in separate
sections or caissons.
Slip dock, a dock having a sloping floor that extends from
deep water to above high-water mark, and upon which is a
railway on which runs a cradle carrying the ship.
Wet dock, a dock where the water is shut in, and kept at a
given level, to facilitate the loading and unloading of
ships; -- also sometimes used as a place of safety; a
basin. DockDock Dock (d[o^]k), n. [AS. docce; of uncertain origin; cf. G.
docken-bl["a]tter, Gael. dogha burdock, OF. doque; perh. akin
to L. daucus, daucum, Gr. ?, ?, a kind of parsnip or carrot,
used in medicine. Cf. Burdock.] (Bot.)
A genus of plants (Rumex), some species of which are
well-known weeds which have a long taproot and are difficult
Note: Yellow dock is Rumex crispus, with smooth curly
leaves and yellow root, which that of other species is
used medicinally as an astringent and tonic.
Dock Dock, v. t.
To draw, law, or place (a ship) in a dock, for repairing,
cleaning the bottom, etc.
Meaning of Docks from wikipedia
- Louisiana State University
Shreveport, United States Docks
(nightclub) in Hamburg, Germany
The Docks Waterfront Entertainment Complex
in Toronto, Ontario...
- platform. Dry docks
are used for the construction, maintenance, and repair
of ships, boats, and other
watercraft. The use of dry docks
- The London Docks
were one of several
sets of docks
in the historic
Port of London. They were constructed
in Wapping, downstream
from the City of London...
- Royal Docks
ward. Royal Docks
is also a ward of the London Borough
of Newham. At the 2011 Census
it had a po****tion of 10,679. The three docks
- Manchester docks
were a series
of nine docks
in Salford, Stretford
at the east end of the Manchester
- Swansea Docks
is the collective
name for several docks
in Swansea, Wales. The Swansea docks
are located immediately south
east of Swansea
- other Docking
@Home, a distributed computing project Docking
, a synonym
in geology Docking
, Norfolk, a village Docking
- Silicon Docks
is a nickname
for the area in Dublin, Ireland around Grand Canal Dock
to the IFSC, city centre
east, and city centre south
of Les Docks
de M****ille in 1856. Built under
of the architect Gustave Desplaces
from 1858 to 1864, Les Docks
de M****ille had...
- have the capability
to operate transport
helicopters. Amphibious transport docks perform
transports, amphibious cargo
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