quay·​side ˈkē-ˌsīd How to pronounce quayside (audio)
: land bordering a quay

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Port Sudan, Sudan CNN — In the dark of night, the nightmare is nearly over for the lucky few gathered on the quayside in Port Sudan. Larry Madowo, CNN, 1 May 2023 Low tide forces the boat to wait beyond the harbor till morning; Hamza, too, floats in limbo, vainly scanning the quayside for familiar landmarks. Julian Lucas, The New Yorker, 17 Oct. 2022 Fireworks, bullfights and quayside parties regaled the film week. John Hopewell, Variety, 23 Sep. 2022 The entrance is a five-story development sitting on an old quayside, housing shops, restaurants and even a rooftop garden. Ben Jones, CNN, 22 Mar. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1778, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quayside was in 1778

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“Quayside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quayside. Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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