dock·​land | \ ˈdäk-ˌland How to pronounce dockland (audio) \

Definition of dockland

: the part of a port occupied by docks also : a residential section adjacent to docks

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From Heathrow, riders will need just over a half-hour via Crossrail to travel east to Canary Wharf, the defunct docklands turned world financial hub, which today employs more than 112,000 people. Michael Kimmelman, New York Times, "London’s New Subway Symbolized the Future. Then Came Brexit.," 31 July 2017 There are currently 55 World Heritage sites on the 'in danger' list, including the Everglades National Park, the Syrian city of Palmyra, and Liverpool's historic docklands. Mary Bowerman, USA TODAY, "UNESCO opts against 'in danger' status for ravaged Great Barrier Reef," 6 July 2017 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. Chris Buckley, New York Times, "Tianjin Mayor Caught Up in Xi’s Antigraft Campaign," 11 Sep. 2016

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First Known Use of dockland

1904, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of dockland

British : the part of a port where there are docks

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