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Meaning of wharf

wharf

Pronunciation: (hwôrf, wôrf), [key]
— n., pl. v. wharves wharfs,
—n.
  1. a structure built on the shore of or projecting into a harbor, stream, etc., so that vessels may be moored alongside to load or unload or to lie at rest; quay; pier.
    1. a riverbank.
    2. the shore of the sea.
—v.t.
  1. to provide with a wharf or wharves.
  2. to place or store on a wharf: The schedule allowed little time to wharf the cargo.
  3. to accommodate at or bring to a wharf: The new structure will wharf several vessels.
—v.i.
  1. to tie up at a wharf; dock: The ship wharfed in the early morning.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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