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dock

noun (FOR SHIPS)    /dɒk/ US  /dɑːk/
C1 [C] an area of water in a port that can be closed off and that is used for putting goods onto and taking them off ships or repairing ships → Compare harbour nounPorts and docks docks [plural] a group of these areas of water in a port and the buildings around them: The strike has led to the cancellation of some ferry services and left hundreds of passengers stranded at the docks.Ports and docks [C] US a long structure built over water where passengers can get on or off a boat or where goods can be put on and taken offPorts and docks
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