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English definition of “wharf”

wharf

noun [C]     /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 WharfPorts and docks
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