Definition of dock:

part of speech: verb

To cut or lop off the end of a thing; to curtail; to shorten.

part of speech: noun

An inclosed basin for repairing ships; a large pond at the side of a river, or at its mouth, where the water is kept out by flood- gates till the ship is built or repaired; the water- way extending between two wharves.

part of speech: noun

The inclosure or box in which a criminal is placed at his trial.

part of speech: verb transitive

To place in a dock.

part of speech: noun

The tail of a beast cut short; the solid part of the tail; a term applied to several plants having leaves broad in proportion to their length, as sour- dock, burdock.

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