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- n. A port city or harbor which is secondary to a main port.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A harbor or port at some distance from the chief town or seat of trade.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A port at some distance from the seat of trade or from the chief customhouse: distinguished from close port. Simmonds.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a subsidiary port built in deeper water than the original port (but usually farther from the center of trade)
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