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A structure, generally in sheltered waters, extending into the water from a shore or bank, to provide landing facilities and possibly also berthing for vessels.

Note: See 7-1-040 Note:

Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM