quai

noun
\ ˈkā How to pronounce quai (audio) \

Definition of quai

: quay

Examples of quai in a Sentence

the tour boat pulled up to the quai on the left bank of the Seine
Recent Examples on the Web The quai there was badly lit, the curb stacked with boards left over from a construction project. Bill Buford, The New Yorker, 6 Apr. 2020 Farther up the quai was a former monastery courtyard, overgrown but graceful. Bill Buford, The New Yorker, 6 Apr. 2020 Despite her resolve to give up, however, a blue-eyed, homeless Frenchman rescues her onto the quai and initiates her inward awakening. Kate Betts, New York Times, 18 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of quai

1862, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quai

borrowed from French, going back to Middle French kay — more at quay

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“Quai.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quai. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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