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dock

noun     /dɒk/
[C or U] TRANSPORT an area of water in a port where goods are put onto and taken off ships , or ships are repaired : The vessel is currently in dock in Belfast.
docks [plural] TRANSPORT a group of these areas in a port and the buildings around them: The goods have been unloaded at the docks, but have not yet been cleared by customs .
[C] (also loading dock) TRANSPORT a space at the back of a ship or in a warehouse where goods are put in or taken out
the dock mainly UK [S] LAW the place in a criminal law court where the accused person sits or stands during the trial : The company will find itself in the dock if it continues to ignore pollution regulations .
(Definition of dock noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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