Definition of Dock worker
1. Noun. A laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port.
Generic synonyms: Jack, Laborer, Labourer, Manual Laborer
Derivative terms: Dock, Dock, Load, Load
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dock Worker
Literary usage of Dock worker
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Labor and Capital: A Discussion of the Relations of Employer and Employed by John Punnett Peters (1902)
"... a dock-worker requires great physical strength and endurance does not necessarily imply that the dock-worker must be low in the scale of intelligence. ..."
2. What's what in the Labor Movement: A Dictionary of Labor Affairs and Labor by Waldo Ralph Browne (1921)
"Under this plan, every dock worker is classified in one of four groups, as follows: (1) Permanent laborers, with a guaranteed weekly wage; (2) registered or ..."
3. Good Words by Norman Macleod (1876)
"In this case the greater exposure of the dock worker to physical accident, and to extremes of cold and wet, are the determining causes of his greater ..."
4. The Next Step: A Plan for Economic World Federation by Scott Nearing (1922)
"He might, for example, be a docker on the French Line at Le Havre (local affiliation); a dock worker in the Le Havre district (district affiliation); ..."
5. Conditions of Labor in American Industries: A Summarization of the Results by William Jett Lauck, Edgar Sydenstricker (1917)
"The casual laborers at the docks in New York are comprised in large part of those who have gradually lost their status in industries and the dock worker ..."
6. National Drug Control Policy: Interdiction Efforts in Florida and the edited by J. Dennis Hastert (2001)
"The crew member, dock worker, and three other accomplices were arrested upon the delivery, and convicted in Federal court for conspiracy to smuggle cocaine. ..."