noun \ˈstāth\

Definition of staithe



dialectal, England

  1. :  a wharf for transshipment especially of coal (as from railroad cars into ships)

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at stead

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a trip made at another's expense

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