dockworker

noun

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

Examples of dockworker in a Sentence

the dockworkers spent all afternoon taking crates off of the ship
Recent Examples on the Web Once opened back up, thousands of dockworkers, truckers and business owners should see relief as business slowly returns. Greg Wehner, Fox News, 14 May 2024 The former tended to see education as a key to escaping poverty, whereas the latter Picture Show The collapse of Baltimore's Key Bridge is impacting the livelihoods of dockworkers and small waterfront businesses alike. Mansee Khurana, NPR, 2 Apr. 2024 But the lunchtime crowd at Vinny’s Cafe, a popular Italian joint favored by dockworkers, is lighter than usual. David J. Lynch, Washington Post, 31 Mar. 2024 The sudden loss of a highway that carries 30,000 vehicles a day and the port disruption will affect not only thousands of dockworkers and commuters but also U.S. consumers, who are likely to feel the impact of shipping delays. Lea Skene, Fortune, 29 Mar. 2024 The sudden loss of a highway that carries 30,000 vehicles a day and the disruption of the vital port will affect not only thousands of dockworkers and commuters but also U.S. consumers who are likely to feel the impact of shipping delays. Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, arkansasonline.com, 28 Mar. 2024 Those who mostly relied on the river − the merchants, dockworkers and immigrants − all found home nearby in a neighborhood known as The Bottoms. Jeff Suess, The Enquirer, 3 Mar. 2024 For six weeks, dockworkers at Swedish ports have refused to load or unload the electric cars made by billionaire Elon Musk. Gerrit De Vynck, Washington Post, 29 Dec. 2023 Then early last year, labor disruptions broke out as West Coast dockworkers became frustrated by slow progress in contract negotiations, and some shippers headed to East and Gulf coast ports. Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times, 14 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 20 Jun. 2024.

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dockworker

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