Definition of wharf in English:

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wharf

Pronunciation: /wɔːf/

noun (plural wharves /wɔːvz/ or wharfs)

A level quayside area to which a ship may be moored to load and unload.
Example sentences
  • In an interview, Clifford Palacio said that employment included work in the fields and also on wharves loading ships.
  • In addition there are historic artifacts, submerged wharves and docks, and natural features like caves and reefs to explore.
  • Meanwhile, helicopters buzz overhead providing air cover, and teams of divers are also checking wharves and jetties at the port of Umm Qasr itself.
Synonyms
quay, pier, dock, berth, landing stage, landing place, landing, jetty;
harbour, dockyard, yard, marina;
waterfront

Origin

Late Old English hwearf, of Germanic origin.

Words that rhyme with wharf

corf, morph, orfe, Orff, swarf, Whorf
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