embarcadero

embarcadero

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

Origin:
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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