from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of dock.
- n. The process of cutting off or trimming the tail or ears of an animal.
- n. The securing of a vessel to the quayside with cables
- n. The process of connecting one spacecraft to another.
- n. The sex act of pressing one's penis into the foreskin of another.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a act of securing an arriving vessel with ropes or anchors.
- n. 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 The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cutting or clipping, as of a horse's tail.
- n. The operation of cutting and piercing the dough for sea-biscuit.
- n. The operation of placing a vessel in a dry-dock for cleansing, inspection, painting, and repairs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of securing an arriving vessel with ropes
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For instance, they had what they called a docking system when I first came there.
In the cavernous interior of the ships main docking bay, three coffin like tanks came to life.
A space station built for $100bn would need $10bn per year in docking fees for 10 years just to pay off it construction costs.
After the docking is completed, a full-sized module, called the BA-330 would be launched and dock with Sundancer and the propulsion module, completing the private orbital outpost.
The Empire State Building, with a zeppelin docking, as imagined in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.
Work … lunchtime laptop in docking station, 21″ monitor perched on top.
Prick the bottom of the shell all over with a fork this is called docking.
“You're referring to docking procedures with female aliens?” asked Mangrove.
They did (inaudible) with success since the rescue submarines, which were specifically designated for the purpose failed to dock with so-called docking pad, where this submersible is supposed to sit on top of the submarine.
Why is anyone patenting the idea of docking some controls to an iphone? seriously - how is this non-obvious. let's have some prior art