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docker1

[dok-er] /ˈdɒk ər/
noun
1.
a laborer on shipping docks; longshoreman.
Origin of docker1
1755-1765
First recorded in 1755-65; dock1 + -er1

docker2

[dok-er] /ˈdɒk ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that docks or cuts short.
Origin
First recorded in 1800-10; dock2 + -er1
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Examples from the Web for docker
Historical Examples
  • I saw a Polish docker knocked on the head by the end of a heavy chain that broke.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • There was also a weird but effective arrangement by Judge docker, of Australia.

    The Coming of the Fairies

    Arthur Conan Doyle
  • docker I am almost cripple, it is up my hips, I can hardly walk.

    Dr. Grenfell's Parish Norman Duncan
  • docker (by way of concluding a heated argument with Scotsman).

  • An unemployed man—whether he is a duke or a docker—is living on the community.

    Britain for the British Robert Blatchford
  • docker,Please wel you send me somting for the pain in my feet and what you proismed to send my little boy.

    Dr. Grenfell's Parish Norman Duncan
  • The docker is trying to get through hungering for something to eat, to arrange gradually to have his hungers move on.

    Crowds Gerald Stanley Lee
  • The Hamburg docker and his brother of London do not put national interests before the primary claims of caste.

    The Great Illusion Norman Angell
  • The next fall is called docker, and peraduenture the same that Leland Kerie.

  • Finding no water in the pass, we went to the more easterly of the two creeks; it was very small compared with the docker.

British Dictionary definitions for docker

docker1

/ˈdɒkə/
noun
1.
(Brit) a man employed in the loading or unloading of ships US and Canadian equivalent longshoreman See also stevedore

docker2

/ˈdɒkə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that docks something, such as the tail of a horse
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