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The Definition of - wharf (noun)

    noun, plural wharves
    [hwawrvz, wawrvz] /ʰwɔrvz, wɔrvz/ (Show IPA),
    wharfs.
    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.
    2.
    Obsolete.
    1. a riverbank.
    2. the shore of the sea.
    verb (used with object)
    3.
    to provide with a wharf or wharves.
    4.
    to place or store on a wharf:
    The schedule allowed little time to wharf the cargo.
    5.
    to accommodate at or bring to a wharf:
    The new structure will wharf several vessels.
    verb (used without object)
    6.
    to tie up at a wharf; dock:
    The ship wharfed in the early morning.

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Word Origin & History of - wharf

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