noun (plural wharves /(h)wôrvz/ or wharfs)
A level quayside area to which a ship may be moored to load and unload.
More 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.