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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.
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Al-Tuwaijri said, This wharf at Yanbu Commercial Port will be constructed in co-operation with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities to promote domestic tourism.
This wharf at Yanbu Commercial Port will be constructed in cooperation with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities to promote domestic tourism," Al-Tuwaijri said.
Using the very latest all-glass court, with its innovative contra-dot system, the Canary Wharf Classic will give spectators the chance to see the cream of world squash battle it out from all four sides of the court to compete for the coveted crown - currently held by Britain's world No.
England's rising star James Will-strop is seeded three at Canary Wharf, with co-promoter Peter Nicol, pictured right, at four.