from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A cutting or clipping, as of a horse's tail.
  • noun The operation of cutting and piercing the dough for sea-biscuit.
  • noun The operation of placing a vessel in a dry-dock for cleansing, inspection, painting, and repairs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Naut.) a act of securing an arriving vessel with ropes or anchors.
  • noun (Astronautics) the coming together and joining of two space vehicles. The joining usually is accomplished by bringing special connecting devices, the docking ports, into contact, and fastening the ships together by clamping devices. The docking ports are often fitted so as to allow a passage to be opened between the two space vehciles, and thus to permit transfer of materials or personnel between them.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of dock.
  • noun The process of cutting off or trimming the tail or ears of an animal.
  • noun The securing of a vessel to the quayside with cables
  • noun The process of connecting one spacecraft to another.
  • noun colloquial, LGBT The sex act of pressing one's penis into the foreskin of another.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of securing an arriving vessel with ropes


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