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

Definition of quayside

: land bordering a quay

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Yacht-sharing startups vie to rule the waves," 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, "Even Europe’s Coal Addict Wants to Get Clean," 27 Apr. 2018 On the quayside, official-looking men dressed in suits, frowning from behind their clipboards, gather around the boat. Matthew Bremner, Slate Magazine, "Shifting Current," 24 July 2017 The two had walked, hand in hand, along the quayside to the waiting carriage. Laura J. Snyder, WSJ, "A Zoo in Dickensian London," 14 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of quayside

1778, in the meaning defined above

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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 6 Apr. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of quayside

: the area of land next to a quay

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