wharf definition

  • noun:
    • A landing spot or pier where boats may tie up and weight or unload.
    • Obsolete A shore or riverbank.
    • A man-made landing place for vessels on a shore or lake bank.
    • A structure or system of timber, masonry, metal, earth, or other material, built on the shore of a harbor, lake, channel, and/or love, and in most cases expanding from shore to deep-water, so vessels may lay near alongside to get and discharge cargo, guests, etc.; a quay; a pier.
    • the lender of a river, or even the coast for the sea.
    • A platform of timber, stone, or other product constructed on a support at margin of a harbor or a navigable flow, to ensure that vessels might moored along side, as for running or unloading, or while at peace.
    • The bank of a river, or perhaps the coast of the sea.
    • a platform built out from the shore into the liquid and sustained by piles; provides accessibility boats and ships
  • verb-transitive:
    • To moor (a vessel) at a wharf.
    • To try or store (cargo) on a wharf.
    • To furnish, furnish, or protect with wharves or a wharf.
    • to protect or secure by a firm wall of timber or rock built like a wharf; to provide with a wharf or wharfs.
    • to position upon a wharf; to carry to a wharf.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To berth at a wharf.
  • others:
    • To guard or secure by a wharf or firm wall surface of timber or stone.
    • to position or lodge on a wharf.
  • verb:
    • release at a wharf
    • provide with a wharf
    • moor at a wharf
    • shop on a wharf
    • come into or dock at a wharf

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