noun, often attributive
dock·​side | \ ˈdäk-ˌsīd How to pronounce dockside (audio) \

Definition of dockside

: the shore or area adjacent to a dock

Examples of dockside in a Sentence

The fish are unloaded at dockside and taken right to the market.
Recent Examples on the Web Two hatcheries operate at Kodiak, where last year nearly 5 million salmon were harvested worth about $5 million, or 11% of the total dockside value. Anchorage Daily News, "Masking requirement on commercial fishing boats draws ire of Alaska senators and state officials," 6 Apr. 2021 The carrier Valley Forge steamed home from Korean combat yesterday, bringing nearly 3000 officers and men to a tumultuous dockside welcome at North Island. Merrie Monteagudo, San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: Valley Forge homecoming 70 years ago was one for the history books," 1 Dec. 2020 This can be especially important at dockside, where a dog may be anxious about taking the leap aboard. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "How to Keep Your Dog Safe on the Water," 22 Nov. 2020 Our July 4, 2020, anti-COVID strategy was to enjoy dockside refreshments, delivered by boat, to separate family gatherings; different but fun! Star Tribune, "How the west — and a converted schoolhouse — won over a Minnesota family," 17 Sep. 2020 The dress code at the rapper’s sprawling five-bedroom dockside Miami mansion? Ruth Kinane,, "Cribs turns 20! We look back at the MTV series' most ridiculous homes," 12 Sep. 2020 Funds allocated to permit holders were calculated based on the loss of pink salmon exvessel (dockside) value for each management area as compared to its five even year fishery average value. Anchorage Daily News, "Pandemic slows distribution of relief funds for 2018 Gulf of Alaska cod crash," 23 June 2020 The disaster funds were distributed based on an area’s fishery value equal to 70.56% of the respective five even year average dockside value. Anchorage Daily News, "Pandemic slows distribution of relief funds for 2018 Gulf of Alaska cod crash," 23 June 2020 Short's, the popular northern Michigan craft brewery based out of Elk Rapids, delivered six crates of beer dockside by Seaplane earlier this month to six Antrim County area families that lived on waterfront properties. Andrew Rosenthal, Detroit Free Press, "Short's Brewing uses seaplane for beer delivery to waterfront homes," 22 June 2020

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First Known Use of dockside

1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dockside was in 1887

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15 Apr 2021

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“Dockside.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of dockside

: the area along a shore next to a dock

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