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n. pl. em·bar·ca·de·ros California
A pier, wharf, or landing place, especially on a river or inland waterway.

[Spanish, from embarcar, to embark, from Old Spanish, from Medieval Latin imbarcāre; see embark.]


(Civil Engineering) rare a quay or pier
[C19: from Spanish embarcar to embark]


(ɛmˌbɑr kəˈdɛər oʊ)

n., pl. -ros.
1. a pier or wharf.
2. (often cap.) a waterfront section in San Francisco.
[1840–50, Amer.; < American Spanish, Sp: pier, docking place]
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