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 (wôr′fĭn-jər, hwôr′-)
One who owns or manages a wharf.

[Alteration of wharfage + -er.]
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(Nautical Terms) an owner or manager of a wharf
[C16: probably alteration of wharfager (see wharfage, -er1); compare harbinger]
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(ˈʰwɔr fɪn dʒər, ˈwɔr-)

a person who owns or has charge of a wharf.
[1545–55; wharfage + -er1, with -n- as in passenger, messenger, etc.]
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The old wharfinger turned the letter over, looked at the front, back, and sides, made a microscopic examination of the fat little boy on the seal, raised his eyes to Mr.
The suspect was reportedly the brother of a certain Noel Carandang, who was the suspended chief of the Wharfinger Section of the Port of Manila, the BOC said.
* Wharfinger's liability: Protects commercial wharf, dock, or pier owners against liability for damage to vessels (including cargo and other interests on board) while at their facilities.
It comprises five main sections: vessel, manifest, consignment, release details and wharfinger information.
Without these experiences, Coaker recalled in 1916, there would have not have been an FPU and "I would probably be working as a storekeeper or wharfinger here [St.
"In furtherance to my idea, I applied to the late Mr Robson, Wharfinger, Newcastle, for leave to try an experiment with one of his leaden vessels, which was granted.
He is a self-proclaimed 'wharfinger' and has been from the age of eight, when he began helping his dad Bill on the vessels.
Cornwall, cottage 7 days, save pounds 300 An early 19th century former captain's cottage, Wharfinger, at Bude, Cornwall, sleeps ten.