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noun     dock pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable] an enclosed area of water in a port, where ships stay while goods are taken on or off, passengers get on or off, or repairs are done
    1. a.


      [plural] the area in a port where the docks are

      These men had always worked on the docks.

  2. 2

    the dock

    legal the part of a court of law where the person who is accused of a crime stands or sits
  3. 3
    [countable] American a raised area for loading trucks and trains and removing goods from them

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