Quays

Artificial paved banks or solid landing places built parallel to and extending the shoreline to serve in the loading and unloading of vessels. For less fixed and solid structures built in similar locations and for similar purposes, use "wharves"; use "piers (marine landings)" when such lighter structures extend out over the water.

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17827
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quays
quay
kades Dutch
kade Dutch
kaaien Dutch
muelles de embarque Spanish
muelle de embarque Spanish
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Artificial paved banks or solid landing places built parallel to and extending the shoreline to serve in the loading and unloading of vessels. For less fixed and solid structures built in similar locations and for similar purposes, use "wharves"; use "piers (marine landings)" when such lighter structures extend out over the water.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300120782. The J. Paul Getty Trust.