DOCK

DOCK

dock, n.

1. A structure that encloses water, often between two piers, in which ships are received for loading, unloading, safekeeping, or repair. [Cases: Wharves

4. C.J.S. Wharves ¡ì¡ì 1¨C2, 4¨C5.]

2. The part of a warehouse or other building (usu. elevated with oversized doors) at which trucks are received for loading and unloading.

3. English law. In a criminal court, the enclosure in which the prisoner is placed during trial (it was through his own deliberate choice that Mr. Bourne found himself in the dock at the Old Bailey, charged with a felony). See BAIL DOCK.


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