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dockside

[dok-sahyd]
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noun
  1. land or area adjoining a dock: We were at the dockside to greet them.
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adjective
  1. pertaining to or located at or near a dockside: dockside warehouses; a dockside fire.
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Origin of dockside

First recorded in 1885–90; dock1 + side1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • 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

  • During our brief stay in port it was impossible to procure day-labouring gangs—even the 'gulls' of the dockside were busy at sea.

    Merchantmen-at-Arms

    David W. Bone