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Definition of "quay" []

  • A wharf or reinforced bank where ships are loaded or unloaded. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "quay" in a sentence
  • "The rehabilitated timber deck of the quay is a generous public gathering place throughout the year."
  • "The quay is enjoyable, as is the ride out to the islands, but you won’t be tempted to jump into the murky brown waters, and you’ll find the lake difficult to approach on foot, as it’s surrounded by wetlands."
  • "Tied up at the quay were a couple of sleek black powerboats, and as Shelby saw them, she shot a worried glance at Laura."