- a laborer on shipping docks; longshoreman.
Origin of docker1
- a person or thing that docks or cuts short.
Origin of docker2
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Examples from the Web for docker
I saw a Polish docker knocked on the head by the end of a heavy chain that broke.The Harbor
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
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
- British a man employed in the loading or unloading of shipsUS and Canadian equivalent: longshoreman See also stevedore
- a person or thing that docks something, such as the tail of a horse
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