Wharf - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |wɔːrf|  American pronunciation of the word wharf
Brit.  |wɔːf|  British pronunciation of the word wharf


- a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats (syn: dock, pier, wharfage)


- provide with a wharf
- store on a wharf
- discharge at a wharf
wharf the passengers
- come into or dock at a wharf (syn: berth, moor)
the big ship wharfed in the evening
- moor at a wharf
The ship was wharfed

Extra examples

...tied the rowboat up at the wharf...

The ship was tied up at a wharf.

The ship was wharfed.

The ship was wharfed

The wharf is built with piles and strongly waled.

There was less than a foot's clearance between the ship's sides and the wharf.

On seeing me, Maurice changed direction and went along the wharf instead.

Word forms

singular: wharf
plural: wharves
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