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Definition of "wharf" []

  • A landing place or pier where ships may tie up and load or unload. (noun)
  • Obsolete A shore or riverbank. (noun)
  • To moor (a vessel) at a wharf. (verb-transitive)
  • To take to or store (cargo) on a wharf. (verb-transitive)
  • To furnish, equip, or protect with wharves or a wharf. (verb-transitive)

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 "wharf" in a sentence
  • "Granted, gentrification has improved much of the burg, but be that as it may, whether the locals like it or not, Fisherman's wharf is an essential tourist trap."
  • "If you make to san fran (hwy 101); fisherman's wharf is a must stop for good eats."
  • "I don't remember seeing del's recommendation of Alioto's but the wharf is big and we mostly stuck to pier 39."