wharfmaster
noun Date: 1618 wharfinger

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • wharfmaster — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : the manager of a wharf (as of a municipality) : wharfinger …   Useful english dictionary

  • wharfinger — /hwawr fin jeuhr, wawr /, n. a person who owns or has charge of a wharf. Also called wharfmaster /hwawrf mas ter, mah steuhr, wawrf /. [1545 55; WHARFAGE + ER1, with n as in passenger, messenger, etc.] * * * …   Universalium

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