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In Britain the area of water in a port or harbour enclosed by piers or wharves. Some refer to the wharves themselves as the dock, but in the strict meaning of the word it is the area of water in between. However, in the USA the word is always used to mean only the wharf or pier.

See also dry-dock; floating dock.

See also dry-dock; floating dock.

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