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noun (1)

dock·​er ˈdä-kər How to pronounce docker (audio)
: one that docks the tails of animals


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noun (2)

chiefly British
: one connected with docks
especially : longshoreman

Examples of docker in a Sentence

Noun (2) dockers threatened to go on strike and shut down all shipping on the Thames
Recent Examples on the Web
By using the latest and greatest IT technology, a Kubernetes deployment running docker containers, Galaxy can scale comfortably to any customer’s particular needs. Jon Stojan, USA TODAY, 18 Apr. 2024 Photos of equipment including a flour bench brush, a dough docker, and a kougelhopf mold can be found in the early pages. Sylvie Bigar, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024 Run the docker build command, which will create our image per a project-specific Dockerfile And finally, push this new image to the container repository, where it can be later pulled down by ECS Whew! Jason Marlin & Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica, 2 Aug. 2023 Action by the Finnish port workers means Tesla vehicles or components destined to Swedish markets are not loaded by dockers, the union said in a statement. Sanne Wass, Fortune Europe, 7 Dec. 2023 Dishes not sanitized after washing, food debris on dough docker. Kunle Falayi, The Arizona Republic, 21 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1765, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of docker was in 1765

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Cite this Entry

“Docker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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