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Definition of "staith" []

  • A landing place; an elevated staging upon a wharf for discharging coal, etc., as from railway cars into vessels. (noun)

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Use "staith" in a sentence
  • "So starboard your helm and find the nearest port to put in and come alongside the staith so you can raise a tankard or two."
  • "Now here, upon a very sad November afternoon, when the Northern day was narrowing in; and the Ouse, which is usually of a ginger-color, was nearly as dark as a nutmeg; and the bridge, and the staith, and the houses, and the people, resembled one another in tint and tone; while between the Minster and the Clifford Tower there was not much difference of outline — here and now Master"
  • "A tackle hooked to one of the baulks of timber forming the staith was being hauled at by five women and two men!"