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A large wooden structure built alongside the water's edge, where ships may lie for unloading.


Related Terms

Term Note
DOCK An artificial area of open water, enclosed by masonry and fitted with dock gates in which ships can be repaired, loaded/unloaded or berthed.
JETTY A mole or pier-like structure situated at the entrance of a harbour, or running out into a lake of the sea, so as to defend the harbour or coast.
LANDING STAGE A platform, sometimes floating, for the landing of passengers and goods from vessels.
LODBERRY A house built with its foundations in the sea, combining pier, courtyard, store and dwelling-house. Also spelled lodberrie.
PIER A structure, often of iron or wood, open below, running out into the sea and used as a promenade and landing stage. Please use PLEASURE PIER for piers used as a promenade and amusement park.
QUAY An artificial paved bank or solid landing place built parallel to, or projecting out from, a shoreline or riverbank to serve in the loading and unloading of vessels. Linked Data resource