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Definition of wharf noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

wharf

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//wɔːf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wɔːrf//
 
(pl. wharves
BrE BrE//wɔːvz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wɔːrvz//
 
, wharfs)
Coastlines and the sea, Travelling by boat or ship
 
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a flat structure built beside the sea or a river where boats can be tied up and goods unloaded See related entries: Coastlines and the sea, Travelling by boat or ship Word Origin late Old English hwearf, of Germanic origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: wharf

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