from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A port where ships dock in the course of voyages to load or unload cargo, obtain supplies, or undergo repairs.
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- noun nautical any port (except its home port) being visited by a
ship, especially to loador unload cargoor passengersor to take on supplies
- noun figuratively A place visited.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun any port where a ship stops except its home port
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