|1.||[ noun ] (business) a fee charged for the use of a wharf|
|2.||[ noun ] (nautical) a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats|
|Synonyms:||pier wharf dock|
|Related terms:||platform landing quay shipside bollard wharf dock wharf berth wharf|
|3.||[ noun ] (nautical) landing in a harbor next to a pier where ships are loaded and unloaded or repaired; may have gates to let water in or out|
"the ship arrived at the dock more than a day late"
|Related terms:||landing dry_dock marina quay seaport shipside bollard|