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wharf

noun [C] uk   /wɔːf/ us    /wɔːrf/ ( plural wharves)
an area like a wide wall built near the edge of the sea or a river where ships can be tied and goods can be taken off them: Canary Wharf
Translations of “wharf”
in Korean 부두…
in Arabic رَصيف الميناء…
in French quai…
in Turkish iskele, rıhtım…
in Italian banchina, molo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 碼頭, 停泊處…
in Russian верфь, причал…
in Polish nabrzeże…
in Spanish muelle…
in Portuguese cais, píer…
in German der Kai…
in Catalan moll…
in Japanese 波止場…
in Chinese (Simplified) 码头, 停泊处…
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