Meaning of “wharf” in the English Dictionary

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"wharf" in British English

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wharfnoun [ 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:

The crates were unloaded onto the wharf.

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

"wharf" in American English

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wharfnoun [ C ]

us /hwɔrf, wɔrf/ plural wharves /hwɔrvz, wɔrvz/ wharfs

a raised, level structure built beside the edge of the sea or a river, where ships can be tied and goods unloaded

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

"wharf" in Business English

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wharfnoun [ C ]

uk /wɔːf/ us plural wharves or wharfs /wɔːvz/ TRANSPORT

an area in a port where goods are taken off and put on ships:

At the end of the wharf, the cargo was waiting for an outbound freighter to take it to Quebec City.
Ownership of shoreline property conveys the right to build a pier or wharf.

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