1. A landing place where ships are loaded or repaired; may have gates to let water in or out; SYN. dockage, docking facility.
2. An enclosure in a court of law where the defendant sits during the trial.
3. Any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine; SYN. sorrel, sour grass.
4. The solid bony part of the tail of an animal as distinguished from the hair.
Port accommodation for commercial and naval vessels, usually simple linear quayage (wharfs or piers) adaptable to ships of any size, but with specialized equipment for handling bulk cargoes, refrigerated goods, container traffic, and oil tankers.
(plant) or sorrel; In botany, any of a number of plants of the genus Rumex of the buckwheat family Polygonaceae. They are tall, annual to perennial herbs, often with lance-shaped leaves and small, greenish flowers. Native to temperate regions, there are 30 North American and several British species.
An organizational feature of Mac OS X that keeps track of frequently used applications, documents, and windows. Users can drag icons to the dock for easy access or can minimize an active window to the Dock and still see the application running while working with other windows. The Dock can run along the bottom or either side of the screen. See also Mac OS X.
1. To come into dock, as of a ship.
2. To deduct from someone's wages.
3. To deprive someone of benefits, as a penalty.
4. To haul into a dock.
5. To remove or shorten the tail of an animal; SYN. tail, bob.
1. To connect a laptop or notebook computer to a docking station. See also docking station, laptop, portable computer.
2. To move a toolbar to the edge of an application window so that it attaches to and becomes a feature of the application window.