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Dock may refer to:





  • Dock or tailhead, where the tail joins the Rump
  • Dock, the plant genus Rumex
  • DOCK (protein), a family of proteins involved in cell signalling
  • DOCK (UCSF), the docking program


  • Cross dock, moving material directly, one truck to another.
  • Dock (maritime), either the area of water taken by a vessel when tied to a man-made structure (pier, wharf, float, etc.) or group of structures involved in the handling of boats or ships, usually on or close to a shore, or the structures themselves.
  • Dry dock, float-in, drain, repair, fill, float-out: facility for ships.
  • Floating dock (disambiguation), any dock that permits ships to unload and load at a set water level irrespective of tide
  • Loading dock, an area for trucks to deliver or receive cargo.
  • Pier
  • Docking and berthing of spacecraft, a spaceflight operation used to transfer personnel or materials from a spacecraft to another or for using one of the two spacecraft as a booster

Other uses[edit]

  • To pierce dough during its handling to prevent the formation of large air pockets, such as with a roller docker
  • The area of a courtroom where an accused party sits during proceedings
  • Dock or dockweed, common names for Rumex

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