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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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No trip to San Francisco would be complete without a visit to the Mission District and it is easy to get there on one of the quaint streetcars that run along Market Street from the Embarcadaro in the east past Union Square to Castro, the city's gay epicentre, which lies adjacent to the city's Hispanic quarter.