Definition of dockland
: the part of a port occupied by docks; also : a residential section adjacent to docks
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In August last year, warehouses storing dangerous chemicals near Tianjin’s dockland erupted in a cluster of explosions, killing 173 people and exposing laxity and abuses that had laid the way for disaster.
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Definition of dockland for English Language Learners
: the part of a port where there are docks
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