a spaceport or space station, esp. one where a spaceship can undergo repair or take on supplies
Space Liner Ardis coming in from Planet Five of Antares. Landing at 10:19 p.m. in fourth cradle of Civic Space Docks.
Jimmy Rodgers swallowed dryly. The bustling scene all around him, the hurrying foot traffic of a great space dock, the fussy activity of automatic unloaders, all seemed suddenly as unreal and absurd as the news Matthews had brought him—alive, moving, noisy, but not actual, like a stereograph sound film.
‘Too late,’ groaned Otho. ‘I see it shooting toward the space-docks—no, the dock warrens beyond!’ It was true. They had followed the fugitive into Earth’s atmosphere, tailed it down to New York. And the little craft was heading for the thick of the shabby, unsavory district beyond the docks, where all races and types of men, all of them raffish and some dangerous, lived in furtive and sometimes lawless squalor.
What were you doing around the space-docks?
He saw the golden tower of the space-dock at Central.
They're in spacedock or box docks, being mechanically deprived of hardware advantages.
As Captain Bachfisch’s after-dinner conversation with Commander Layson had suggested, much of War Maiden’s crew was new to the ship, for the cruiser had just emerged from an extensive overhaul period, and the Bureau of Personnel had raided her pre-overhaul crew ruthlessly while she was laid up in space dock.
Raymond Z. Gallun, 'Hotel Cosmos'
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