dock


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dock \Dock\ (d[o^]k), n. [AS. docce; of uncertain origin; cf. G.
   docken-bl[aum]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
   of extermination.
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   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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dock \Dock\, v. t.
   To draw, law, or place (a ship) in a dock, for repairing,
   cleaning the bottom, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dock \Dock\, n. [Cf. Icel. dockr a short tail, Fries. dok a
   little bundle or bunch, G. docke bundle, skein, a short and
   thick column.]
   1. 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. --Grew.
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   2. A case of leather to cover the clipped or cut tail of a
      horse.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dock \Dock\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Docked; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Docking.] [See Dock a tail. Cf. W. tociaw, and twciaw, to
   dock, clip.]
   1. to cut off, as the end of a thing; to curtail; to cut
      short; to clip; as, to dock the tail of a horse.
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            His top was docked like a priest biforn. -- Chaucer.
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   2. To cut off a part from; to shorten; to deduct from; to
      subject to a deduction; as, to dock one's wages.
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   3. To cut off, bar, or destroy; as, to dock an entail.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dock \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
      tide.
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   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.
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   3. The place in court where a criminal or accused person
      stands.
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   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.
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