Part of speech: noun

A wharf; pier; artificial landing- place.

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Usage examples "quay":

  1. The greatest bustle and noise were at a part of the quay where, under large tents, the custom- house officials were busily engaged, for most vessels first cast anchor at Memphis to pay duty or Nile- toll on the " king's table." - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. " 'Tis true," he said, " that England with her cruel laws, has killed our trade and brought us all to want; 'tis true that we have no use for the quay at present. - "The Charm of Ireland", Burton Egbert Stevenson.
  3. But hardly had Tartarin set foot on earth before the quay sprang into life and changed its aspect. - "Tartarin of Tarascon", Alphonse Daudet.