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A dock (from Dutch dok) is a human-made structure or group of structures involved in the handling of boats or ships, usually on or close to a shore.

However, the exact meaning varies among different variants of the English language. "Dock" may also refer to a dockyard or shipyard where the loading, unloading, building, or repairing of ships occurs.

See also

  • Dry dock: a narrow basin that can be flooded and drained to allow a load to
    come to rest on a dry platform
  • Ferry slip: a specialized docking facility that receives a ferryboat
  • Floating dock
  • Harbor
  • Jetty
  • Marina
  • Mole (architecture)
  • Pier: a raised walkway over water, supported by widely spread piles or pillars
  • Pontoon (boat): a buoyant device, used to support docks or floating bridges
  • Quay
  • Wharf: a fixed platform, commonly on pilings, where ships are loaded and unloaded

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