dock·​mas·​ter ˈdäk-ˌma-stər How to pronounce dockmaster (audio)
: a person in charge of a dock or marina or of the docking of ships

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In 2011, Terry Sullivan was living aboard his 50-foot Sea Ray Powerboat, when his friend, the dockmaster, told him a new neighbor was moving into the slip next door. Washington Post, 6 Aug. 2021 Dusty Roades is the dockmaster at the Annapolis Maryland Capital Yacht Club in Eastport. Scott Burns, Dallas News, 4 July 2021 The dockmaster position is currently contracted out. Hillary Davis,, 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,, 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,, 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, 24 Nov. 2016 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1736, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dockmaster was in 1736

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Cite this Entry

“Dockmaster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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