Pronunciation: (hwôr'fij, wôr'-), [key]
1. the use of a wharf: to charge higher rates for wharfage.
2. storage of goods at a wharf: conditions that make wharfage hazardous.
3. the charge or payment for the use of a wharf: to pay one's wharfage monthly.
4. wharves collectively, esp. the number of wharves in a particular port.
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