Pronunciation: (hwôrf, wôrf), [key]
—n., pl. wharvesPronunciation: (hwôrvz, wôrvz), [key] wharfs,
1. a structure built on the shore of or projecting into a harbor, stream, etc., so that vessels may be moored alongside to load or unload or to lie at rest; quay; pier.
a. a riverbank.
b. the shore of the sea.
1. to provide with a wharf or wharves.
2. to place or store on a wharf: The schedule allowed little time to wharf the cargo.
3. to accommodate at or bring to a wharf: The new structure will wharf several vessels.
to tie up at a wharf; dock: The ship wharfed in the early morning.
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