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DOCK

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An artificial area of open water, enclosed by masonry and fitted with dock gates in which ships can be repaired, loaded/unloaded or berthed.

Related Terms

Term Note
DOCKYARD An enclosure in which ships are built and repaired, and all sorts of ships' stores are brought together.
WHARF A large wooden structure built alongside the water's edge, where ships may lie for unloading.

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