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.

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  • 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


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  • 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


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