from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A ferry-boat or scow used, for transport over water.
  • noun The landing-stage or platform of a ferry, hinged at one end to the wharf, the other end being raised or lowered to the level of the incoming boat.


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  • A steam ferry-bridge took us across the Hamoaze, which, with its stationed hulks, scattered shipping, and town and country banks, made, as it always makes, a beautiful landscape.

    My Life as an Author Tupper, Martin F 1886


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