from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who owns or manages a wharf.
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- n. The owner or manager of a wharf.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A man who owns, or has the care of, a wharf.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person who owns or who has charge of a wharf; one who makes a business of letting accommodation for vessels at his wharf.
By ten o'clock a nondescript youth arrived on foot, carrying a suit-case, which was turned over to me a few minutes later by the wharfinger.
Mr. Winkle is a wharfinger, Sir, at the canal, sir.
My father, then some time deceased, had been a wharfinger at
I told him the tale of my adventures, gave him the name of the schooner to which I belonged, the wharf at which she was lying, and also of the wharfinger, one of his intimate acquaintances, who had directed me to his office.
He received information from the wharfinger of the place of business and position of my relative; and on the following afternoon, after making myself look as respectable as possible, I proceeded, with
Mary was her name in our Lord, Lovel that of her father in the flesh, a respectable wharfinger of Bankside.
Good Master Lovel the wharfinger neither knew his daughter nor his father's name in this long-drawn compound of liquids; he was troubled, very doubtful, anxious for Gregory Drax; but all Lombardy and the Emilian March came to know it in time.
A slow, sonorous voice was proclaiming aloud that victory had been adjudged to Stephan Kiesslinger, born in the burg of Antwerp, son of a wharfinger in that town.
I asked the wharfinger if he knew her, but he had never seen her before.
The boats to be kept tight; carry four oars, one mast and sail; boatmen to treat passengers civilly; to give notice half an hour before they depart, by bell ringing; not to stop more than ten minutes by the way, nor to go alongside a vessel, without acquainting the wharfinger; and the proprietors to keep entry-books, under the penalty of forfeiting the bond and recognizances entered into at the time their license was granted.