1. [ noun ] (business) a fee charged for the use of a wharf
Related terms: fee
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
Synonyms: wharf dock

"the ship arrived at the dock more than a day late"

Related terms: landing dry_dock marina quay seaport shipside bollard