from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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


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