• WordNet 3.6
    • n docker a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n docker A stamp used to cut and perforate the dough for crackers or sea-biscuit.
    • n docker An inhabitant of Devonport, England (formerly Plymouth Dock).
    • n docker A laborer in the docks: as, a trades-union for dockers was formed.
    • n docker A case secured by a lawyer from a prisoner after his arrest or upon arraignment.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Docker one who works in the docks
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Old Dut. dokke; perh. from Low L. doga, a canal—Gr. dochē, a receptacle—dechesthai, to receive.


In literature:

Have you ever seen the London dockers fighting like wild beasts for a chance to work?
"The Sea-Wolf" by Jack London
I am against the dockers; I am a Plymouth man.
"Life of Johnson" by James Boswell
He was fifty-four and a broken-down docker.
"The People of the Abyss" by Jack London
Stokers; machine-tenders; brick-layers; dockers; clerks!
"The Freelands" by John Galsworthy
In 1889 came the great London dock strike, and, with Messrs. Mann and Tillett, Mr. Burns was a chief leader of the dockers.
"The Rise of the Democracy" by Joseph Clayton
During the Larkin crisis, when the transport workers and dockers went out on strike, she opened a "soup kitchen" at Liberty Hall.
"Six days of the Irish Republic" by Louis Redmond-Howard
The hero is Lieutenant James Docker, a recent graduate of West Point.
"Slow and Sure" by Horatio Alger
She docker (doctor) em when dey ge' sick too en she be mighty anxious ef dey sick mucha.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
There were professors' daughters and dockers' wives, ladies from the avenue and ladies from the hovels.
"Aladdin of London" by Sir Max Pemberton
This great difficulty was one of the reasons for the formation of docker battalions.
"Submarine Warfare of To-day" by Charles W. Domville-Fife

In poetry:

There's a horse in the race, with a blaze on his face,
And we know he can gallop a docker!
He's proved himself stout, of his speed there's no doubt,
And his jumping's according to Cocker.
"Hippodromania; Or, Whiffs From The Pipe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon

In news:

"We're being manly men and showing you that chivalry is not dead," said Curtis Pierre, 23, one of 100 men performing gentlemanly acts Sunday in Times Square to promote Dockers khakis' "Wear the Pants" campaign.
Hewett, Docker disagree on jobs bill at 39th District candidates' forum.
Now he has been tapped to develop a collection of khakis and sportswear for Dockers, which will arrive at Barneys New York and Steven Alan Annex stores in October.
Levi's/Dockers historian Lynn Downey walked us through some of her favorite khaki vintage finds in The Vault, from Tab Twills straight out of the 1950s, to the first-generation K1 Dockers from 1999.
Inside the Dockers vault at Levi's headquarters lie the foundations of khaki greatness.
Hipster fashion emporium, American Rag Cie, is centered around the brand's quintessential khaki pant: The Dockers K-1 Khaki .
Low-key race in 39th District pits Hewett against Docker.
Dockers recently launched a contest that will present one winner with $100,000 to accomplish a goal, such as starting a business.
To enter, go to the Wear the Pants tab on the Dockers Facebook page and summarize your goal and how you plan to achieve it in 400 characters or less.
Levi Strauss & Co has named longtime apparel executive Seth Ellison president of the global Dockers brand effective Sept 10.
Marcus Troy , Dockers Man of Style.
For the fifth installment of their "Men of Style" series, the kings of khaki over at Dockers set their sights on blogger and all around stylish guy, Marcus Troy .
Matthew and Rebecca Whittle of Goldsboro announce the birth of a son, William "Liam" Docker Whittle , born Feb 15 at Wayne Memorial Hospital.