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docker

1
[ dok-er ]
/ ˈdɒk ər /
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noun

a laborer on shipping docks; longshoreman.

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Origin of docker

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First recorded in 1755–65; dock1 + -er1

Definition for docker (2 of 2)

docker2
[ dok-er ]
/ ˈdɒk ər /

noun

a person or thing that docks or cuts short.

Origin of docker

2
First recorded in 1800–10; dock2 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for docker (1 of 2)

docker1
/ (ˈdɒkə) /

noun

British a man employed in the loading or unloading of shipsUS and Canadian equivalent: longshoreman See also stevedore

British Dictionary definitions for docker (2 of 2)

docker2
/ (ˈdɒkə) /

noun

a person or thing that docks something, such as the tail of a horse
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