embarcadero

[ em-bahr-kuh-dair-oh ]
/ ɛmˌbɑr kəˈdɛər oʊ /
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noun, plural em·bar·ca·de·ros.

a pier, wharf, or landing place.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a waterfront section in San Francisco: piers and seafood restaurants.

Nearby words

  1. embalm,
  2. embalming,
  3. embank,
  4. embankment,
  5. embar,
  6. embarcation,
  7. embargo,
  8. embark,
  9. embarkation,
  10. embarkment

Origin of embarcadero

1840–50, Americanism; < American Spanish, Spanish: pier, docking place, equivalent to embarcad(o) past participle of embarcar to embark, launch + -ero < Latin -ārium -arium

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