[ dok-sahyd ]

  1. land or area adjoining a dock: We were at the dockside to greet them.

  1. pertaining to or located at or near a dockside: dockside warehouses; a dockside fire.

Origin of dockside

First recorded in 1885–90; dock1 + side1

Words Nearby dockside Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use dockside in a sentence

  • Then, suddenly, he started away, and the mate was following him down the darkening dockside street.

    The Jewels of Aptor | Samuel R. Delany
  • There's not a familiar face on deck, other than maybe one I've seen in a dockside bar, but never one whose name I've known.

    The Jewels of Aptor | Samuel R. Delany
  • Indeed, in most dockside resorts it was a common thing for pirates and honest seamen to fraternize with perfect goodwill.

    The Black Buccaneer | Stephen W. Meader
  • Then he took the seaman with him and passed quickly down to one of the larger warehouses by the dockside.

    The Black Buccaneer | Stephen W. Meader
  • Short on the stroke of 'turn to' they straggle down the dockside to start the round anew.

    Merchantmen-at-Arms | David W. Bone