noun an owner or keeper of a wharf.
ME: from wharfage + -er1.

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  • Wharfinger — Wharf in*ger, n. [For wharfager.] A man who owns, or has the care of, a wharf. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wharfinger — UK US /ˈwɔːfɪndʒər/ noun [C] OLD FASHIONED TRANSPORT ► the owner or manager of a wharf …   Financial and business terms

  • wharfinger — operator or manager of a wharf, 1550s, from wharfage (mid 15c.), from WHARF (Cf. wharf) (q.v.) + agent noun suffix er + intrusive n as in MESSENGER (Cf. messenger) …   Etymology dictionary

  • wharfinger — [hwôr′in jər, wôr′in jər] n. [altered < earlier wharfager < WHARFAGE] a person who owns or manages a wharf …   English World dictionary

  • Wharfinger — Profession: * Wharfinger is the keeper or owner of a wharf. The Wharfinger takes custody of and is responsible for goods delivered to the wharf. The Wharfinger normally has an office on the wharf or dock and is responsible for day to day… …   Wikipedia

  • wharfinger — noun The owner or manager of a wharf “Get off my pier,” said the wharfinger rudely, “and let me get home to my tea.” …   Wiktionary

  • wharfinger — noun Etymology: irregular from wharfage Date: 1552 the operator or manager of a commercial wharf …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wharfinger — /hwawr fin jeuhr, wawr /, n. a person who owns or has charge of a wharf. Also called wharfmaster /hwawrf mas ter, mah steuhr, wawrf /. [1545 55; WHARFAGE + ER1, with n as in passenger, messenger, etc.] * * * …   Universalium

  • wharfinger — wharf·in·ger || hwÉ”rfɪndÊ’É™(r) /wɔːf n. one who owns a wharf; one in charge of a wharf …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wharfinger — wharf·in·ger …   English syllables

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