Definition of dock :
1. A case of leather to cover the clipped or cut tail of a horse.
2. A genus of plants ( Rumex), some species of which are well- known weeds which have a long taproot and are difficult of extermination.
3. 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.
4. The place in court where a criminal or accused person stands.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. To cut off a part from; to shorten; to deduct from; to subject to a deduction; as, to dock one's wages.
8. 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. To cut off, bar, or destroy; as, to dock an entail.
10. To draw, law, or place ( a ship) in a dock, for repairing, cleaning the bottom, etc.
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- When the vessel was made fast to the dock Brother George came home and reported, and we were all excitement to know if it was to be a reality or a joke in regard to the flag. - "Sixty Years of California Song", Margaret Blake-Alverson.
- Over at Dorrotey's sea- goods store on the dock. - "Curlie Carson Listens In", Roy J. Snell.
- Thus full of the thought of their future happiness, they reached the dock- yard. - "The Amulet", Hendrik Conscience.