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embarcadero

[em-bahr-kuh-dair-oh]
noun, plural em·bar·ca·de·ros.
  1. a pier, wharf, or landing place.
  2. (sometimes initial capital letter) a waterfront section in San Francisco: piers and seafood restaurants.
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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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Historical Examples

  • It was the raft which the surveyors from the embarcadero had just abandoned.

    A First Family of Tasajara

    Bret Harte

  • He nodded half impatiently and made his way along the embarcadero.

    Port O' Gold

    Louis John Stellman

  • The embarcadero, or landing, I think, is six miles from the Pueblo.

  • He glanced backwards almost tenderly in the direction of Los Cuervos, and then turned his head towards the embarcadero.

    On the Frontier

    Bret Harte

  • As I was saying (when that minister switched me off), I was strolling along the Embarcadero.

    Turns about Town

    Robert Cortes Holliday