QUAY

quay

(noun) wharf usually built parallel to the shoreline

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

quay (plural quays)

(nautical) A stone or concrete structure on navigable water used for loading and unloading vessels; a wharf.

Verb

quay (third-person singular simple present quays, present participle quaying, simple past and past participle quayed)

To land or tie up at a quay or similar structure, especially used in the phrase "quay up".

Anagrams

• quya

Proper noun

Quay

A surname.

Anagrams

• quya

Source: Wiktionary


Quay, n. Etym: [F. quai. See Key quay.]

Definition: A mole, bank, or wharf, formed toward the sea, or at the side of a harbor, river, or other navigable water, for convenience in loading and unloading vessels. [Written also key.]

Quay, v. t.

Definition: To furnish with quays.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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