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docker1

[dok-er] /ˈdɒk ər/
noun
1.
a laborer on shipping docks; longshoreman.
Origin of docker1
1755-1765
1755-65; dock1 + -er1

docker2

[dok-er] /ˈdɒk ər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that docks or cuts short.
Origin
1800-10; dock2 + -er1
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  • There is no reason why a 'docker' should not grow his own vegetables and be his own dairyman at the same time.

    British Socialism J. Ellis Barker
  • docker (by way of concluding a heated argument with Scotsman).

  • There are many ways in which a docker can steal from the cargoes he discharges without being found out.

    Cities of the Dawn J. Ewing Ritchie
  • An unemployed man—whether he is a duke or a docker—is living on the community.

    Britain for the British Robert Blatchford
  • I got a few packets of these from a docker who had them from a South American merchant in a roundabout way.

    The Secret of the League Ernest Bramah
  • docker,Please wel you send me somting for the pain in my feet and what you proismed to send my little boy.

    Dr. Grenfell's Parish Norman Duncan
  • There was also a weird but effective arrangement by Judge docker, of Australia.

    The Coming of the Fairies Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The docker is trying to get through hungering for something to eat, to arrange gradually to have his hungers move on.

    Crowds Gerald Stanley Lee
  • The show of hands was in favour of Mr. docker, and Mr. Evans demanded a poll for Mr. Waters.

  • The next fall is called docker, and peraduenture the same that Leland Kerie.

British Dictionary definitions for docker

docker1

/ˈdɒkə/
noun
1.
(Brit) a man employed in the loading or unloading of ships US and Canadian equivalent longshoreman See also stevedore

docker2

/ˈdɒkə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that docks something, such as the tail of a horse
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