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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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