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.