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Normally considered to be a solid structure built out, usually into the sea but in some cases along the shore as part of a port or dockyard alongside which ships could lie for loading or discharging cargo, repair work, etc. Nowadays, some jetties, as for example those alongside which tankers lie to load or discharge oil, are built out on piles like a pier.

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