Definition of dockworker in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdäkˌwərkər/


A person employed in a port to load and unload ships; a longshoreman.
Example sentences
  • The order ended the management lockout of 10,500 dockworkers in 29 Pacific ports, but disappointed some local officials who said they felt an opportunity for a true settlement had been missed.
  • In polyglot Turkey, for the dockworkers in Salonika to function, they had to speak half a dozen languages.
  • Today dockworkers look with trepidation at the beginning of another era.

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Syllabification: dock·work·er

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