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

Examples of embarcadero in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stop by the embarcadero to see whether a tour is departing, or reserve a private guide through a hotel concierge. Washington Post, 28 Apr. 2022 There was one other theme to Sunday’s races, which started near Spanish Landing, featured a hilly bike climb to Cabrillo National Monument and a run along the embarcadero to Seaport Village. San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 June 2019

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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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5 May 2022

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“Embarcadero.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embarcadero. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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