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wharfage

(noun) A platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats.

Synonyms: pier, dock

Usage: After the storm, she stood at the end of the wharfage, waiting for her brother's boat to return.
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wharfinger (n.)
"operator or manager of a wharf," 1550s, from wharfage "provision or accommodation at wharves", from wharf + agent noun suffix -er (1) + intrusive -n- as in messenger
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wharf (n.)
late Old English hwearf "shore, bank where ships can tie up," earlier "dam, embankment," from Proto-Germanic *hwarfaz (source also of Middle Low German werf "mole, dam, wharf," German Werft "shipyard, dockyard"); related to Old English hwearfian "to turn," perhaps in a sense implying "busy activity," from PIE root *kwerp- "to turn, revolve" (source also of Old Norse hverfa "to turn round," German werben "to enlist, solicit, court, woo," Gothic hvairban "to wander," Greek kartos "wrist," Sanskrit surpam "winnowing fan"). Wharf rat is from 1812 as "type of rat common on ships and docks;" extended sense "person who hangs around docks" is recorded from 1836.
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A wharf is a platform built on the shore that extends over the surface of the water. On the wharf, you saw people preparing to set sail.
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A wharf provides access for ships and boats, that can pull up and dock alongside it. In fact, wharfs are also called docks or piers. Wharfs are made of wood and act like sidewalks, making it easy to people, cargo and supplies to enter and leave a boat. As a verb, wharf means "to moor," or tie the boat to the wharf and drop an anchor, or "to be given a place at the wharf."
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View of Dubai Creek, Dhow Wharfage and commercial centre / DUBAI, United Arab Emirates

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Canary Wharf, home of sky-scrapers and dirty money in East London, used to actually be a wharf. For unloading canaries. No? Ok, for unloading fruit from the Canaries and Mediterranean.



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Central London 1880s


There is a big difference between a wharf and a dock. The wharf is where the cargo and cranes go - on land. The dock is where the ship goes - in the water. Whistle

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Rotherhithe (South London) 1914.
Wharves, houses, pubs, a urinal and a church. What more could a person want? Whistle



sorry it's big. Hope it doesn't swallow earlier posts. Let's see....
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Noun 1. wharfage - a fee charged for the use of a wharf or quay
quayage
fee - a fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services
2. wharfage - a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by pileswharfage - a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats
pier, wharf, dock
bitt, bollard - a strong post (as on a wharf or quay or ship for attaching mooring lines); "the road was closed to vehicular traffic with bollards"
levee - a pier that provides a landing place on a river
platform - a raised horizontal surface; "the speaker mounted the platform"
quay - wharf usually built parallel to the shoreline
shipside - the part of a wharf that is next to a ship
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