[Ads-l] dockless, docklessness

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Sun Dec 24 18:22:42 EST 2017


Wiktionary has “dockless” (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/dockless <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/dockless>) but the Oxford English Dictionaries do not. Neither has “docklessness”.

Dockless bicycles, meaning (rental) bikes that are not parked in some sort of stand (dock), are in the news right now. Wiktionary includes “dockless” for computers and beaches.

Both “dockless" and “docklessness” can be found at https://www.arlnow.com/2017/11/03/new-bike-sharing-options-popping-up-in-arlington/ <https://www.arlnow.com/2017/11/03/new-bike-sharing-options-popping-up-in-arlington/>, for example.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA
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