dock 1 |däk|
a structure extending alongshore or out from the shore into a body of water, to which boats may be moored : the gangplank was lowered to the dock.
• an enclosed area of water in a port for the loading, unloading, and repair of ships.
• ( docks) a group of such enclosed areas of water along with the wharves and buildings near them.
• short for dry dock .
• (also loading dock) a platform for loading or unloading trucks or freight trains.
port 1 |pôrt|
a town or city with a harbor where ships load or unload, esp. one where customs officers are stationed.
• a harbor : the port has miles of docks | [as adj. ] an abundant water supply and port facilities.
• (also inland port) an inland town or city whose connection to the coast by a river or other body of water enables it to act as a port.