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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Land abutting a body of water.
  • n. The part of a town or city that abuts water, especially a district of wharves where ships dock.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The land alongside a body of water.
  • n. The dockland district of a town.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Frontage upon water, as upon a river or bay; land abutting upon any considerable body of water: commonly applied to a part of a town or city that so abuts.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the area of a city (such as a harbor or dockyard) alongside a body of water

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