Staithe meaning

stāth
(brit., archaic) A stage or wharf equipped to load and unload (coal, etc.) from railroad cars into vessels.
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(UK, archaic or dialectal) A fixed structure where ships land, especially to load and unload; wharf; landing stage.
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Origin of staithe

  • From Old English stæð and/or Old Norse stödh (“harbor").

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