dock·​mas·​ter | \ ˈdäk-ˌma-stər How to pronounce dockmaster (audio) \

Definition of dockmaster

: a person in charge of a dock or marina or of the docking of ships

Examples of dockmaster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The dockmaster position is currently contracted out. Hillary Davis,, "Newport proposes new harbor and utilities departments," 15 May 2018 The two-person harbor resources side would stay the same, while the harbor operations side would have dockmasters, administrative assistants, code officers and customer service staffers. Hillary Davis,, "Newport proposes new harbor and utilities departments," 15 May 2018 Brian McDermott, dockmaster at Henderson's Wharf, a 280-slip marina in Fells Point, has had a captain's license for 35 years and sailed the Intracoastal Waterway along the East Coast more than 80 times. Colin Campbell,, "Amid the rise of GPS, NOAA weighs a move away from paper charting," 5 June 2017 Luckily, the dockmaster at the 79th Street Boat Basin agreed to give her a spot for the winter at $250 a month. Kim Velsey, New York Times, "Name: Jane Clegg," 24 Nov. 2016

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First Known Use of dockmaster

1736, in the meaning defined above

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“Dockmaster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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