noun[often in place names]
A landing place or small port for ships or boats.
More example sentences
- There was a line of hithes in Cambridge between Magdalene Bridge and the Newnham Mill Pool.
- I forbid any boat to ply at any hithe of Cambridgeshire.
- It was in the neighbourhood of the hithe where garlic was sold for the use of the inhabitants of London.
Old English hȳþ, of unknown origin.