dock·​land ˈdäk-ˌland How to pronounce dockland (audio)
: the part of a port occupied by docks
also : a residential section adjacent to docks

Examples of dockland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Canary Wharf was part of the docklands that made London rich. Mary Forgione, Forbes, 23 Mar. 2023 Once a derelict dockland, the development of the same name is now home to blue-chip banks like JPMorgan and Citigroup Inc., as well as high-end hotels, shops and restaurants. Ben Dummett, WSJ, 22 Dec. 2022 Another fascinating option in Dublin is the EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum in the docklands that just opened this year. Amy Nelson, Twin Cities, 4 Nov. 2019 The original inspiration for the use of blue and yellow came as the Buenos Aires outfit - who were based in the dockland area of the capital - adopted the colours of the Swedish flag after it was seen flying high on the first ship to enter port., 28 June 2019 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, 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, 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, 11 Sep. 2016 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dockland was in 1904

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“Dockland.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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