The dock actually sailed across the Pacific, in other words, as much as it did float.
On Friday this week Brooks's networking with politicians will be the main theme—and more than anyone Cameron will be in the dock.
Aunt Penniman has, in five words, untied the rope from the dock and set Catherine adrift in a storm.
We have a beautiful house where in the morning you can sit on the dock and see the sun rise and at night you watch the sun set.
Lupher says the Carnival Magic tried to land in Cozumel, but that the Mexican authorities blocked them from the dock.
Is this the bold Jack Barry I picked out on the dock fer a partner?
Then some of the men on top of the dock's side began yelling.
Then they entered a rowboat at the dock and poled over to the Alice.
How about hitching that schooner to the dock and towing her?
Or one might catch a detail to unload freight, or stand guard on the dock.
"ship's berth," late 15c., from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German docke, perhaps ultimately (via Late Latin *ductia "aqueduct") from Latin ducere "to lead" (see duke (n.)); or possibly from a Scandinavian word for "low ground" (cf. Norwegian dokk "hollow, low ground"). Original sense perhaps "furrow a grounded vessel makes in a mud bank." As a verb from 1510s. Related: Docked; docking.
"where accused stands in court," 1580s, originally rogue's slang, from Flemish dok "pen or cage for animals," origin unknown.
name for various tall, coarse weeds, Old English docce, from Proto-Germanic *dokkon (cf. Middle Dutch docke-, German Docken-, Old Danish dokka), akin to Middle High German tocke "bundle, tuft," and ultimately to the noun source of dock (v.).
"cut an animal's tail," late 14c., from dok (n.) "fleshy part of an animal's tail" (mid-14c.), related to Old English -docca "muscle," from Proto-Germanic *dokko "something round, bundle" (cf. Old Norse dokka "bundle, girl," Danish dukke "doll," German Docke "small column, bundle, doll, smart girl"). Meaning "to reduce (someone's) pay for some infraction" is first recorded 1822. Related: Docked; docking.
To reduce one's pay for some infraction: I'm docking you six bucks for being sassy
[1822+; fr dock, ''to cut off part of the tail,'' fr a Middle English word meaning ''docked tail'']