Definitions for quay
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wharf usually built parallel to the shoreline
A stone or concrete structure on navigable water used for loading and unloading vessels; a wharf.
To land or tie up at a quay or similar structure, especially used in the phrase "quay up".
Origin: From cai, from chai (modern French: quai).
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
to furnish with quays
Origin: [F. quai. See Key quay.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
A structure of solid construction along a shore or bank that provides berthing and generally provides cargo-handling facilities. A similar facility of open construction is called a wharf. See also wharf.
A wharf, quay, staith or staithe is a structure on the shore of a harbour or on the bank of a river or canal where ships may dock to load and unload cargo or passengers. Such a structure includes one or more berths, and may also include piers, warehouses, or other facilities necessary for handling the ships.
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- رصيف الميناءArabic
- Pier, Kai, AnlegestelleGerman
- kei, kaiFaroese
- laimrigScottish Gaelic
- rakpart, rakodópartHungarian
- 波止場, 埠頭Japanese
- 부두, 埠頭Korean
- пристаниште, кејMacedonian
- jeti, dermagaMalay
- kaiNorwegian Nynorsk
- nabrzeże, moloPolish
- мол, набережная, пристань, причалRussian
- док, kej, dok, кеј, pristanište, мол, пристаниште, molSerbo-Croatian
- iskele, rıhtımTurkish
- bờ xây, keVietnamese
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