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staithe

EnglishEdit

a coal-loading staithe

EtymologyEdit

From Old English stæð and/or Old Norse stödh (harbor).

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NounEdit

staithe (plural staithes)

  1. (UK, obsolete) A riverbank
  2. (UK, archaic or dialectal) A fixed structure where ships land, especially to load and unload; wharf; landing stage.

Usage notesEdit

The landing stage sense is common in place names, particularly in the former Danelaw area of east and north-east England where it remains dialectal in use.

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