docking docking  /ˈdɑ kɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the act of securing an arriving vessel with ropes

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Next week the first of 60 shiploads of Indians will begin docking at the southern ports of Madras and Visakhapatnam.
  2. When the Doorman arrived at Fremantle, Australia, the local seamen's union struck to show sympathy with Indonesia, refused to man tugs or docking lines.
  3. In Brazil, it was taken to a docking area that had been constructed by 2,500 workers on the Jari River, an Amazon tributary 250 miles inland.

News

  1. Rich People Are Very Good At Getting Citi Bike Stations Removed

    This week, a group of SoHo residents filed a lawsuit against the city to have the 43-slot Citi Bike docking station removed from Petrosino Park and relocated down the street. That group has collected over 600 petition signatures and 132 letters to the DOT, who haven't budged yet. But there have been a handful of stations which have been moved, or removed entirely—but apparently, you have to be ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: Gothamist

  2. Residents Get Some Citi Bike Docking Stations Moved, Other Complaints Ignored

    The contentious Citi Bike program has been rolling for three weeks but already, some of the hundreds of docking stations have been relocated.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: CBS New York

  3. Custom Car Docks Announces the Launch of the DockNstore, an iPhone Car Docking Station Built Specifically for the ...

    Apple’s resent announcement of their iOS7 which includes Siri voice recognition for the iPhone can now be fully utilized in the car by using Custom Car Docks' ( http://www.customcardocks.com ) newly announced iPhone Car Docking Station known as the DockNstore. (PRWeb June 20, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/iphonecarcharger/iphonecardockingstation/prweb10843729.htm
    on June 20, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. "We are ready to go and we'll have a great time today docking with the space station," Doi said.
    on Mar 13, 2006 By: Takao Doi Source: 940 News

  2. "Only Russia has previously achieved a successful automated docking in space ...... The ATV marks the arrival of Europe as a full-fledged space power," Griffin said in a statement.
    on Apr 3, 2008 By: Michael Griffin Source: Reuters

  3. "They could be excluded from the championship or they could have points deducted," Ecclestone told the Daily Mail. "A fine for McLaren, with its money, would not have the same effect as docking points."
    on May 30, 2007 By: Bernie Ecclestone Source: ic Birmingham.co.uk

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