Archaic Definition of the Week – Wharfinger

publishingWHARFINGER, the person who has the charge of a wharf, and takes account of all the articles landed thereon, or removed from it, into any vessel lying alongilde thereof; for which he receives a certain fee called wharfage, which becomes due to the proprietor for the use of his machines and furniture.

– Wm. Falconer’s Dictionary of the Marine (1780).

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