from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a floating platform attached at one end to a wharf in such a manner as to rise and fall with the tide, and thus facilitate passage between the wharf and a vessel lying beside the stage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A stage or platform in connection with a railroad or a ferry (frequently so constructed as to rise and fall with the tide), for the convenience of landing or shipping passengers and goods transported by water.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. platform from which passengers and cargo can be (un)loaded
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