Definition of 'quay'
Example sentences containing 'quay'
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Residents on the other side of the harbour already complained about the noise from the fish quay, he added. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There was no sound as she paused, glancing across the quay down river towards the broad estuary. HIDING FROM THE LIGHT (1993)He needed to get a message to Jean to break the news of John's death to Helen or stop her coming down to the quay. LET NOT THE DEEP (1993)
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Translations for 'quay'
British English: quay /kiː/ NOUN
A quay is a long platform beside the sea or a river where boats can be tied.
- American English: quay
- Arabic: رَصِيفُ الـمِينَاء
- Brazilian Portuguese: cais
- Chinese: 码头
- Croatian: pristanište
- Czech: nábřeží
- Danish: kaj
- Dutch: kade
- European Spanish: muelle costa
- Finnish: laituri
- French: quai
- German: Kai
- Greek: αποβάθρα
- Italian: banchina
- Japanese: 埠頭
- Korean: 선창
- Norwegian: kai
- Polish: nadbrzeże
- European Portuguese: cais
- Romanian: cheu
- Russian: причал
- Spanish: muelle embarcadero
- Swedish: kaj
- Thai: ที่ที่เอาเรือเข้าเทียบท่า
- Turkish: iskele deniz
- Ukrainian: набережна
- Vietnamese: bến tàu
Definition of quay from the Collins English Dictionary
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