noun[often in place names]
A landing place or small port for ships or boats.
- Fourteen foreign ships, laden with fish, arrived at Billingsgate, which ships should have arrived at the said Hithe.
- When the hithe fell into the hands of King Stephen, he bestowed it on William de Ypres.
- 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.
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