loading dock

noun

chiefly US
: an area at the side of a building where goods are loaded onto and unloaded from vehicles

Examples of loading dock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Owned by the Port Authority, it is stuffed with several stories of infrastructure, including two train lines and loading dock access for the entire World Trade Center — not an optimal place for a theater (and requiring heroic work of the engineers at Magnusson Klemencic Associates). Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times, 26 Dec. 2023 Many facilities are prone to hot spots, particularly on upper levels and by loading dock doors, according to workers, regulators and industry experts. Elizabeth Both, NBC News, 7 Aug. 2023 The tailgate now can be had with sensors and a camera in the top rail, thus eliminating backing into that mound of dirt or loading dock. David Beard, Car and Driver, 21 June 2023

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“Loading dock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loading%20dock. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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