staithe

noun
\ ˈstāt͟h \
plural -s

Definition of staithe

dialectal, England
: a wharf for transshipment especially of coal (as from railroad cars into ships)

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History and Etymology for staithe

Middle English stathe, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse stöth landing place, staithe; akin to Old English stæth bank, shore, Old High German stad, stado bank, shore, Gothic staths place, stead

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“Staithe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/staithe. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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