waterfront

[ waw-ter-fruhnt, wot-er- ]
/ ˈwɔ tərˌfrʌnt, ˈwɒt ər- /

noun

land on the edge of a body of water.
a part of a city or town on such land; wharf or dock section.
a container placed before a stove to heat water.

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Origin of waterfront

An Americanism dating back to 1760–70; water + front
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British Dictionary definitions for waterfront

waterfront
/ (ˈwɔːtəˌfrʌnt) /

noun

the area of a town or city alongside a body of water, such as a harbour or dockyard
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Idioms and Phrases with waterfront

waterfront

see cover the field (waterfront).

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