American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Dock

DOCK, n. [Gr., L.] A genus of plants, the Rumex, of several species. Its root resembles a carrot.

DOCK, v.t.

1. To cut off, as the end of a thing; to curtail; to cut short; to clip; as, to dock the tail of a horse.

2. To cut off a part; to shorten; to deduct from; as, to dock an account.

3. To cut off, destroy or defeat; to bar; as, to dock an entail.

4. To bring, draw or place a ship in a dock.

DOCK, n.

1. The tail of a beast cut short or clipped; the stump of a tail; the solid part of the tail.

2. A case of leather to cover a horses dock.

DOCK, n. A broad deep trench on the side of a harbor, or bank of a river, in which ships are built or repaired. A dry dock has flood-gates to admit the tide, and to prevent the influx, as occasion may require. Wet docks have no flood-gates, but ships may be repaired in them during the recess of the tide. Wet docks are also constructed with gates to deep the water in at ebb tide, so that vessels may lie constantly afloat in them. In America, the spaces between wharves are called docks.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Dock," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed September 20, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D994SSCBCYF957N.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Dock." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 20 Sep. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D994SSCBCYF957N.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Dock' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 20 September 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D994SSCBCYF957N.