Meaning of DOCK in English


noun the place in court where a criminal or accused person stands.

2. dock ·noun a case of leather to cover the clipped or cut tail of a horse.

3. dock ·vt to cut off, bar, or destroy; as, to dock an entail.

4. dock ·vt to draw, law, or place (a ship) in a dock, for repairing, cleaning the bottom, ·etc.

5. dock ·noun a genus of plants (rumex), some species of which are well-known weeds which have a long taproot and are difficult of extermination.

6. dock ·vt to cut off a part from; to shorten; to deduct from; to subject to a deduction; as, to dock one's wages.

7. dock ·noun 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.

8. dock ·vt to cut off, as the end of a thing; to curtail; to cut short; to clip; as, to dock the tail of a horse.

9. dock ·noun 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.

10. dock ·noun 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.

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