[ US /ˈdɑˌkwɝkɝ/ ]
NOUN
  1. a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port
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How To Use dockworker In A Sentence

  • Many Icelandic men took laboring jobs as unskilled factory workers and woodcutters, or as dockworkers in Milwaukee when they first arrived.
  • Folks in neighboring Peru also claim its paternity, telling tales of a dockworker in the port of Callao first pulling it off in an impromptu match against British sailors around the same time. Rooney Bicycles His Way Into History
  • Lacking the special wrenches required to remove the bolts that held the wings on, the dockworkers had employed cold chisels on the bolt heads.
  • The 1934 strike produced a single, coastwise agreement, in which dockworkers from San Diego to Seattle act as one.
  • Indeed, by the turn of the century, when respectable Americans shunned jazz as black and criminal jungle music but many at the lowest orders of society—mostly black and Italian dockworkers along the Mississippi waterfront—nonetheless demonstrated a willingness to pay to hear and dance to it, New Orleans gangsters happily made it their business. A Renegade History of the United States
  • Working people lived here, dockworkers and ware-housemen: they didn't roister long into the night.
  • Ten thousand West Coast dockworkers can tell you how it feels when that happens.
  • Terminal operators said they didn't have enough dockworkers.
  • Working people lived here, dockworkers and ware-housemen: they didn't roister long into the night.
  • Working people lived here, dockworkers and ware-housemen: they didn't roister long into the night.
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