dock noun

1 place for loading/unloading ships

ADJ. commercial | coal, fish, etc.

VERB + DOCK build, construct | arrive at/in | enter

DOCK + NOUN company | strike | worker

PREP. at a/the ~ A car pulled up at the dock. | in ~ The ship is in dock for repairs. | on a/the ~ the cargo stacked on the dock

2 the dock: in a court of law

VERB + DOCK enter, go into, step into | appear in, be in She was in the dock on charges of attempted fraud. | be put in, end up in, land in After a night of drunken revelry they ended up in the dock.

PREP. from the ~ an outburst from the dock | in the ~ The defendant stood in the dock.