Meaning of “docker” in the English Dictionary


"docker" in English

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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? 

(Definition of “docker” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"docker" in Business English

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dockernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdɒkər/ us

TRANSPORT →  dockworker

(Definition of “docker” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)