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dockside

[dok-sahyd] /ˈdɒkˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
land or area adjoining a dock:
We were at the dockside to greet them.
adjective
2.
pertaining to or located at or near a dockside:
dockside warehouses; a dockside fire.
Origin of dockside
1885-1890
1885-90; dock1 + side1
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  • Indeed, in most dockside resorts it was a common thing for pirates and honest seamen to fraternize with perfect goodwill.

    The Black Buccaneer Stephen W. Meader
  • Then he took the seaman with him and passed quickly down to one of the larger warehouses by the dockside.

    The Black Buccaneer Stephen W. Meader
  • We left the train at the dockside and boarded the swift Channel steamer moored there.

  • During our brief stay in port it was impossible to procure day-labouring gangs—even the 'gulls' of the dockside were busy at sea.

    Merchantmen-at-Arms David W. Bone
  • Short on the stroke of 'turn to' they straggle down the dockside to start the round anew.

    Merchantmen-at-Arms David W. Bone
  • The wharf superintendent hails us from the dockside before the warps are fast.

    Merchantmen-at-Arms David W. Bone
  • There's not a familiar face on deck, other than maybe one I've seen in a dockside bar, but never one whose name I've known.

    The Jewels of Aptor Samuel R. Delany

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