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British pronunciation/dˈɒkwɜːkə/
American pronunciation/ˈdɑˌkwɝkɝ/

a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port

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dockworker definition and meaning
1Once dockworkers unload the container, a fleet of eighteen-wheelers transport the coffee to a nearby warehouse, and then to a roastery.
2The dockworkers are sceptical.
3So we must only visit pirate-friendly ports, with pirate-friendly dockworkers, mostly far away in the New World.
4In Poland, the Gdansk dockworker’s union Solidarity turned into a mass political movement and won 99 of the 100 seats it was allowed to contest in the 1989 election.
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