Jetty vs. Wharf

Jetty vs. Wharf — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Jetty and Wharf

Jettynoun

A structure, such as a pier, that projects into a body of water to influence the current or tide or to protect a harbor or shoreline from storms or erosion.

Wharfnoun

A pier where ships or boats are tied up and loaded or unloaded.

Jettynoun

A wharf.

Wharfnoun

(Obsolete) A shore or riverbank.

Jettyadjective

Resembling jet, as in texture.

Wharfverb

To moor (a vessel) at a wharf.

Jettyadjective

Of the color jet; black

jetty tresses.

Wharfverb

To take to or store (cargo) on a wharf.

Jettynoun

A structure of wood or stone extended into the sea to influence the current or tide, or to protect a harbor or beach.

Wharfverb

To furnish, equip, or protect with wharves or a wharf.

Jettynoun

A wharf or dock extending from the shore.

Wharfverb

To berth at a wharf.

Jettynoun

(architecture) A part of a building that jets or projects beyond the rest, and overhangs the wall below.

Wharfnoun

A man-made landing place for ships on a shore or river bank.

Jettyverb

To jut out; to project.

Wharfnoun

The bank of a river, or the shore of the sea.

Jettyadjective

(archaic) Made of jet, or like jet in color.

Wharfverb

(transitive) To secure by a wharf.

Jettynoun

a protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away

Wharfverb

(transitive) To place on a wharf.

Wharfnoun

a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats

Wharfverb

provide with a wharf;

Wharf the mouth of the river

Wharfverb

store on a wharf;

Wharf the merchandise

Wharfverb

discharge at a wharf;

wharf the passengers

Wharfverb

come into or dock at a wharf;

the big ship wharfed in the evening

Wharfverb

moor at a wharf;

The ship was wharfed