The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Docket \Dock"et\, n. [Dock to cut off + dim. suffix -et.]
1. A small piece of paper or parchment, containing the heads
of a writing; a summary or digest.
2. A bill tied to goods, containing some direction, as the
name of the owner, or the place to which they are to be
sent; a label. --Bailey.
(a) An abridged entry of a judgment or proceeding in an
action, or register or such entries; a book of
original, kept by clerks of courts, containing a
formal list of the names of parties, and minutes of
the proceedings, in each case in court.
(b) (U. S.) A list or calendar of causes ready for hearing
or trial, prepared for the use of courts by the
4. A list or calendar of business matters to be acted on in
On the docket, in hand; in the plan; under consideration;
in process of execution or performance. [Colloq.]