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docker1

[dok-er]
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noun
  1. a laborer on shipping docks; longshoreman.
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Origin of docker1

First recorded in 1755–65; dock1 + -er1

docker2

[dok-er]
noun
  1. a person or thing that docks or cuts short.
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Origin of docker2

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.

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for docker

docker1

noun
  1. British a man employed in the loading or unloading of shipsUS and Canadian equivalent: longshoreman See also stevedore
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docker2

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