wharf

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wharf

1. a platform of timber, stone, concrete, etc., built parallel to the waterfront at a harbour or navigable river for the docking, loading, and unloading of ships
2. the wharves NZ the working area of a dock
3. an obsolete word for shore

wharf

[′wȯrf]
(civil engineering)
A structure of open construction built parallel to the shoreline; used by vessels to receive and discharge passengers and cargo.