Definition of dockworker
Examples of dockworker in a Sentence
the dockworkers spent all afternoon taking crates off of the ship
Recent Examples of dockworker from the Web
There, dockworkers removed each item from the pallet and stowed it.
The grandson of a dockworker, according to French media, Philippe is a boxer and, like Macron, graduated from France’s elite ENA, the National School of Administration.
Lynch said dockworkers using six cranes planned to load and unload about 5,600 total cargo containers –
In Oakland, dockworkers were expected to shut down the waterfront and rallies had been scheduled to take place along Bay Area Rapid Transit routes and near the city jail.
Just as cranes replaced dockworkers but created related jobs for engineers and financiers, the theory goes, new technology has created new jobs for software developers and data analysts.
In Oakland, dockworkers handled 64,110 TEUs of imports in February—a decline of 9.2% from the same period last year.
In the Mississippi Territory, produce rotted in barns; in New England, dockworkers and sailors sat idle.
A drawing for coveted part-time dockworker jobs at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports was abruptly postponed Monday after union officials suddenly pulled out, apparently because of a problem in the handling of interest cards from applicants.
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First Known Use of dockworker
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Definition of dockworker for English Language Learners
: a person who loads and unloads ships at a port
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