Wharf vs Embarcadere - What's the difference?

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Wharf is a synonym of embarcadere.

As nouns the difference between wharf and embarcadere

is that wharf is a man-made landing place for ships on a shore or river bank while embarcadere is .



(wikipedia wharf)


  • A man-made landing place for ships on a shore or river bank.
  • * Bancroft
  • Commerce pushes its wharves into the sea.
  • * Tennyson
  • Out upon the wharfs they came, / Knight and burgher, lord and dame.
  • The bank of a river, or the shore of the sea.
  • * Shakespeare
  • the fat weed that roots itself in ease on Lethe wharf


    * (landing place) dock; quay


    * (landing place) jetty; pier; staithe, staith (Northern England)

    Derived terms

    * wharfage * wharfie * wharf rat * wharfinger



    Alternative forms

    * embarcadere


    (en noun)
  • (rare) A pier, a wharf.
  • * 1975 , James Cameron, Point of departure , page 173:
  • When I left next morning the Doctor came with me in the pirogue all the way to the embarcadère at Lambaréné […]
  • * 1981 , Stefan Koppelkamm, Glasshouses and wintergardens of the nineteenth century , page 96:
  • From here one reaches the open air when one leaves the embarcadère .