- 1 countable/numerable (wharf, quay) muelle (masculine); (for cargo ships) dársena (feminine) to be in dock uncountable/no numerable [ship] estar* en puerto [car] (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], estar* en reparaciones (before noun/delante del nombre) [worker/strike] portuarioExample sentences
- Once China lost control of its repair docks at Port Arthur, nothing could be done to put its damaged foreign-built ships back in service.
- There, slowly sailing towards them was a large ship coming from the docks of Port Refuge.
- I was working part-time at the docks, unloading the ship's cargo boxes and supplies.
- Blaise walked along the docks, holding his breath as the unfamiliar scent of fish reached his nose, making him gag.
- At one point 16,000 dockers organised mobile pickets and closed the docks along the Thames.
- The report recommends a maximum height of 12 storeys in underdeveloped areas such as around Heuston Station, Spencer Dock and the south docks.
- Geoff was waiting for him on the rickety wooden dock that stretched out into the river.
- They all did the required swimming test then headed over to the boat dock.
- He made his way to a boat dock and pulled himself up onto it.
- 2(docks plural)puerto (masculine)
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 2 [Aerospace/Espacio] acoplar