dockworker

noun
dock·​work·​er | \ ˈdäk-ˌwər-kər How to pronounce dockworker (audio) \

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the dockworkers spent all afternoon taking crates off of the ship
Recent Examples on the Web Her late husband’s ancestors—a Sicilian dockworker and his wife, a femme de couleur libre, according to Louisiana’s baroque racial-caste system—bought the land that the club sits on. Alexandra Schwartz, The New Yorker, 3 May 2021 As if in a trance, dockworker Justino (Regis Myrupu) constantly surrenders to the cacophonic lullaby of nature while on the clock. Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times, 18 Mar. 2021 The sensitive drama involves the unraveling of a middle-aged Dublin dockworker’s life. John Benson, cleveland, 2 Dec. 2020 The sensitive drama involves the unraveling of a middle-aged Dublin dockworker’s life. John Benson, cleveland, 24 Nov. 2020 Also running in District Three were Seneca Scott, a former union leader; Meron Semedar, a community organizer; Faye Taylor, a dockworker; and Alexus Taylor. Sarah Ravani, SFChronicle.com, 5 Nov. 2020 The sensitive drama involves the unraveling of a middle-aged Dublin dockworker’s life. John Benson, cleveland, 11 Nov. 2020 The sensitive drama involves the unraveling of a middle-aged Dublin dockworker’s life. John Benson, cleveland, 29 Oct. 2020 The sensitive drama involves the unraveling of a middle-aged Dublin dockworker’s life. John Benson, cleveland, 21 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of dockworker

1913, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dockworker was in 1913

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“Dockworker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dockworker. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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dockworker

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dockworker

US : a person who loads and unloads ships at a port

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