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Dobro trademark for a type of acoustic steel guitar that is held on the lap and fretted with a metal bar or tube. [2 definitions]
dobsonfly a large insect with four membranous, veiny wings, whose carnivorous larvae live in water. (See hellgrammite.)
doc (informal) doctor, esp. as a term of address.
docent a lecturer at a college or university who is not a regular member of the faculty. [2 definitions]
docile obedient and easy to manage. [2 definitions]
dock1 a wharf or pier, the water bounded by two piers, or such water area together with the piers around it. [8 definitions]
dock2 the solid or fleshy part of an animal's tail, or the part remaining after the tail has been clipped. [3 definitions]
dock3 an enclosure for the defendant in a criminal trial.
dock4 any of various weedy plants that have broad leaves and long taproots and bear clusters of small greenish or reddish flowers.
dockage1 a charge for using dock facilities. [3 definitions]
dockage2 a withholding of or deduction from wages. [2 definitions]
docket a list or summary of cases to be heard during a court term. [7 definitions]
dockhand a laborer who works on the docks; longshoreman.
dockside the area beside a dock.
dock spider see "fisher spider."
dockyard an area, usu. near a waterway, with facilities for building or servicing ships.
doctor a person licensed to care for or treat people or animals, such as a physician, dentist, or veterinarian. (abbr.: Dr.) [6 definitions]
doctoral of or relating to studies for a Ph.D. or other nonmedical doctor's degree.
doctorate the highest academic degree, esp. the Ph.D., awarded for completion of advanced work at the graduate level, or as an honorary degree, and conferring the title or status of doctor on the recipient; doctor's degree.
doctorless combined form of doctor.
Doctor of Philosophy the highest doctorate awarded by a university, esp. in the humanities or sciences. (abbr.: Ph.D.)