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Definition of Wharf


  1. A structure or platform of timber, masonry, iron, earth, or other material, built on the shore of a harbor, river, canal, or the like, and usually extending from the shore to deep water, so that vessels may lie close alongside to receive and discharge cargo, passengers, etc.; a quay; a pier.
  2. The bank of a river, or the shore of the sea.
  3. To guard or secure by a firm wall of timber or stone constructed like a wharf; to furnish with a wharf or wharfs.
  4. To place upon a wharf; to bring to a wharf.

Wharf Translations

wharf in Afrikaans is perron
wharf in Danish is perron, kaj
wharf in Dutch is kade, wal, aanlegplaats, kaai, perron
wharf in Finnish is laituri
wharf in French is quai
wharf in German is Kai
wharf in Italian is molo
wharf in Norwegian is perrong, kai
wharf in Portuguese is cais, plataforma
wharf in Swedish is lastkaj