Definition of docking:
- of Dock
subtracting (part of speech: verb)
Thus the rival had the first chance at the job of carrying the lines from the docking
steamships to men waiting on the pier to make them fast.
- "Dan Merrithew", Lawrence Perry.
She was able to do three- quarters of all this work, except major repairs and those which required docking.
- "The Victory At Sea", William Sowden Sims Burton J. Hendrick.
Provided, that nothing contained in this section shall affect the right of a miner or loader and his employer to agree upon deductions by the system known as docking,
on account of such slate, sulphur, rock, dirt or other impurity.
- "Mining Laws of Ohio, 1921", Anonymous.