What does the word quay mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Alphonse Daudet