Wharves

Structures, in post-Second World War contexts, built generally parallel to the shoreline so that vessels may moor alongside to receive or discharge cargo or passengers; prior to the mid-20th century, may refer broadly to any such landing places.

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wharves
wharf
wharfs
aanlegsteigers Dutch
aanlegsteiger Dutch
dársenas Spanish
dársena Spanish
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Structures, in post-Second World War contexts, built generally parallel to the shoreline so that vessels may moor alongside to receive or discharge cargo or passengers; prior to the mid-20th century, may refer broadly to any such landing places. For similar loading and unloading places built to extend from the shoreline out over water, use "piers (marine landings)"; if such places are artificial solid banks or shoreline extensions built parallel to the shoreline, use "quays."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300120786. The J. Paul Getty Trust.