quay

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English[edit]

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Marine Terminal showing the arrangement of a quay

Etymology[edit]

From Old French kay, cail (modern French quai), from Gaulish *kagyum, cagiíun (enclosure), from Proto-Celtic *kagyom (pen, enclosure) (compare Welsh cae (hedge)), from Proto-Indo-European *kagʰom (enclosure).

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Noun[edit]

quay (plural quays)

  1. (nautical) A stone or concrete structure on navigable water used for loading and unloading vessels; a wharf.

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Verb[edit]

quay (third-person singular simple present quays, present participle quaying, simple past and past participle quayed)

  1. To land or tie up at a quay or similar structure, especially used in the phrase "quay up".

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Verb[edit]

quay

  1. to turn, to revolve, to swivel
  2. to whirl, to reverse; to turn back

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