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wharf Syllabification: wharf
Pronunciation: /(h)wôrf/

Definition of wharf in English:

noun (plural wharves(h)wôrvz 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.


Late Old English hwearf, of Germanic origin.

Words that rhyme with wharf

corf, morph, orfe, Orff, swarf, Whorf
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