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 But Jackson wouldn’t leave Georgia, instead joining a number of freedmen who stayed in the Savannah area and found jobs as porters, housekeepers, and dockworkers. Essence, 18 June 2024 But through March, improved supply chain performance, by itself or in connection with the greater availability of dockworkers and truck drivers, accounted for 86 percent of the reduction in inflation since 2022, according to calculations by the White House Council of Economic Advisers. David J. Lynch, Washington Post, 15 June 2024 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 See all Example Sentences for dockworker 

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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