waterfront

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

water +‎ front

Noun[edit]

waterfront (plural waterfronts)

  1. The land alongside a body of water.
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314, page 0025:
      With just the turn of a shoulder she indicated the water front, where, at the end of the dock on which they stood, lay the good ship, Mount Vernon, river packet, the black smoke already pouring from her stacks.
  2. The dockland district of a town.

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