Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A port where ships dock in the course of voyages to load or unload cargo, obtain supplies, or undergo repairs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. any port (except its home port) being visited by a ship, especially to load or unload cargo or passengers or to take on supplies
  • n. A place visited.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any port where a ship stops except its home port

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • As much refreshed by this incident as she would have been by a good strong cup of tea, she made her way to the gardener’s cottage, her last port of call before going up to Nunspardon.

    Scales of Justice

  • From Banda we sail eastward, toward the Kei archipelago, which was Wallace’s last port of call before Aru.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • Seamen of the highway, sailing narrow concrete seas, always impatient to make the next port of call and then as equally impatient to leave it.

    Impossible Places

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.