[ UK /wˈɔːf/ ]
[ US /ˈhwɔɹf, ˈwɔɹf/ ]
NOUN
  1. a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats
VERB
  1. moor at a wharf
    The ship was wharfed
  2. provide with a wharf
    Wharf the mouth of the river
  3. come into or dock at a wharf
    the big ship wharfed in the evening
  4. discharge at a wharf
    wharf the passengers
  5. store on a wharf
    Wharf the merchandise
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How To Use wharf In A Sentence

  • This appears to have led to his death after he lost control of a scooter on a bridleway above the Wharfe's steep banks near his home. Jimi Heselden obituary
  • I don't remember seeing del's recommendation of Alioto's but the wharf is big and we mostly stuck to pier 39. I'm going to be in Oregon mid September doing a little sightseeing along the coast on Highway 101 with my wife.
  • By the time the sloop's deck was perpendicular, we had unbent the boom-lift from below, made it fast to the wharf, and, with the other end fast nearly to the mast-head, heaved it taut with block and tackle. SMALL-BOAT SAILING
  • The club is now looking forward to the forthcoming Wharfedale Championships and is hoping to shatter last year's record trophy haul.
  • These fish prefer shallow water and are commonly found in bays around eelgrass, oil platforms, pilings of wharfs and piers, and in back waters.
  • Depart the Bay Area for Monterey Bay, visit Fisherman's Wharf and the Cannery Row, made famous by writer John Steinbeck.
  • However a theatre director who was once worked for the Wharf Theatre in Devizes, which is a member of Sir Ian's Little Theatre Guild, was jailed in 2008 for having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy. Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph
  • Ropes were cast off and stevedores moved in with bargepoles to keep the hull clear of the wharf.
  • The Under-18 team went on to be crowned champions and the club's Wharfedale League team was promoted to the Second Division.
  • Until last year, the port's wharfs were only intended to accommodate bulk cargo which was not transported in containers.
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