quay·​side | \ ˈkē-ˌsīd How to pronounce quayside (audio) , ˈkā-, ˈkwā- \

Definition of quayside

: land bordering a quay

Examples of quayside in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Light glinted off the beachside Ferris wheel, and meditative crabbers lowered nets from the high quayside. Henry Wismayer, Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2021 Restaurants, most with terraces, line the quayside. Joanne Shurvell, Forbes, 21 May 2021 Ferries dock side by side with fishing boats in bustling Marina Grande, where cafés and restaurants are strung out along the quayside. Nicky Swallow, Travel + Leisure, 11 Nov. 2020 With the full-service Boynton Beach Dive Center just a couple of blocks from Boynton Harbor Marina, with dive vessels at the quayside, Boynton Beach is a diver’s destination. John Christopher Fine, sun-sentinel.com, 31 Dec. 2020 Where to Eat: With a quayside terrace overlooking the marina at Chiaiolella, Da Mariano offers delicious local seafood dishes such as pasta with polipetti (baby octopus), seafood risotto, and fritto misto. Nicky Swallow, Travel + Leisure, 11 Nov. 2020 Of course: Don Quixote will be waiting at the quayside to greet you. J. M. Coetzee, Harper's Magazine, 27 Apr. 2020 Hundreds of enthusiasts join Breton dances on the quayside, but as usual most of the 1,000-or so yachts, catamarans, day-sailers and motor-cruisers remain tied to the pontoons. The Economist, 21 June 2018 The 150-meter-long tubes would be welded from three sections, loaded onto ships at the quayside and hauled to the offshore site. James M Gomez, Bloomberg.com, 27 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of quayside

1778, in the meaning defined above

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“Quayside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quayside. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of quayside

: the area of land next to a quay


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