Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. California A pier, wharf, or landing place, especially on a river or inland waterway.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wharf: a quay.

Etymologies

Spanish, from embarcar, to embark, from Old Spanish, from Medieval Latin imbarcāre; see embark.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish embarcadero, from embarcar ("to embark"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • She held out against the two eighth-grade finalists for three rounds to take third place, correctly spelling "embarcadero" and "mercerize" and "indigenous" before stumbling on

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  • I notice that all the old groups were dropped and the new "embarcadero" groups added.

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  • I can't see how this can't appeal to a larger audience but you can guarantee I'll be going to the embarcadero on the 16th! thes daaaaaaaaaaaaaamn i want to see the rest jason b ok that was weak ... because now ive got an even bigger mad on to see this film. ill see it at the arclight or the shattuck on the 16th.

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  • Located on the eastern waterfront of San Francisco's embarcadero, Tcho Chocolate is as traditional as it is cutting edge.

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  • On this day, she dropped us at the embarcadero in Cadenabbia, ten minutes down the road from our house, and went off in the Renault for territories unknown.

    The Italian Summer

  • We had a breakfast of cereal and fruit on our patiofrom which we could see the ocher-, pumpkin-, and lemon-colored fin de sicle buildings of Bellagio across the water and a bit to the northCthen headed into Menaggio, intending to park at the embarcadero and take the boat across.

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  • And just to the east of the embarcadero and just to the south of that area as well, we're going to flatten the map for you and show you that it is not a flat map.

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  • We arrived back at the embarcadero, used most of our remaining pesos to tip Fernándo, who finally did smile, and wandered through the messy and charming little village of Xochimilco to the light train station.

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  • It seemed higher than the sign at the embarcadero announced, but, as it turned out, it was well worth every centavo.

    Xochimilco - Up A Lazy River In Mexico City

  • And so the celebrations were concentrated to the one you see here along the embarcadero, the central point of San Francisco's waterfront.

    CNN Transcript - Special Event: Millennium 2000: West Coast Welcomes New Year - January 1, 2000

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