the docks

plural noun

: the area in a town or city that has rows of docks, offices, and other buildings
We went down to the docks to watch the ships come in.

Examples of the docks in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One portion of the docks – a 40-boat slip – was temporarily wedged there and the other – an 18-boat slip – was wedged across the river along the Taylor Slough, blocking private docks on Bethel Island. Judith Prieve, The Mercury News, 6 Feb. 2024 On this call, O’Brien tells me he’s just returned from the docks in Cleveland. Jo Thomas, Detroit Free Press, 14 Jan. 2024 Huerta grew up in Wilmington, a working-class neighborhood that hugs the docks of the Port of Los Angeles. Matthew Ormseth, Los Angeles Times, 26 Dec. 2023 The fire spared the remainder of the facilities on the ground, including the docks and the yachts moored there. Anthony De Leon, Los Angeles Times, 15 Dec. 2023 Russia’s defense ministry said that a Ukrainian attack with 15 cruise missiles had damaged a ship in the docks at Kerch, according to RIA Novosti, a Russian state news agency. Matthew Mpoke Bigg, New York Times, 6 Nov. 2023 The chamber has found about 20 bodies washed up onto the beach or by the docks. Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post, 1 Nov. 2023 Others crashed up against the docks or went down with their boats. Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post, 1 Nov. 2023 The American lobster fishery was worth more than $510 million at the docks last year. Patrick Whittle, Fortune, 19 Oct. 2023 See More

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“The docks.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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