dockernoun [ C ]uk /ˈdɒk.ər/ us /ˈdɑː.kɚ/ also dockworker, , US also longshoreman
Examples from literature
- He was fifty-four and a broken-down docker.
- The dockers crowd at the entrance gate, and curse and turn away when the foreman does not give them a call.
- The fact that the dockers have no courage about their employers may be largely the employers' fault.
- To a docker making twenty shillings a week the difference of two shillings is not merely important, it is vital.
- What would the dockers say if one of these establishments was instituted by the municipality for the loading and unloading of ships?