embarcadero

noun
em·​bar·​ca·​de·​ro | \ (ˌ)em-ˌbär-kə-ˈder-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce embarcadero (audio) \
plural embarcaderos

Definition of embarcadero

Western US
: a landing place especially on an inland waterway

First Known Use of embarcadero

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for embarcadero

Spanish, from embarcado, past participle of embarcar to embark, from em- (from Latin in-) + barca bark, from Late Latin

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embark

embark on/upon

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