Meaning of “quay” in the English Dictionary

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"quay" in British English

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quaynoun [ C ]

uk /kiː/ us /kiː/

a long structure, usually built of stone, where boats can be tied up to take on and off their goods

(Definition of “quay” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"quay" in American English

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quaynoun [ C ]

us /ki, keɪ, kweɪ/

a long, usually stone structure beside water, where boats can be tied up and their goods can be loaded or unloaded

(Definition of “quay” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"quay" in Business English

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quaynoun [ C ]

uk /kiː/ us

TRANSPORT a long structure, usually built of stone, where boats can be tied up to take on and off their goods:

The dock area was full of dilapidated warehouses and quays.

(Definition of “quay” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)