Port


Port
Port Port, n. [AS. port, L. portus: cf. F. port. See {Farm}, v., {Ford}, and 1st, 3d, & 4h {Port}.] 1. A place where ships may ride secure from storms; a sheltered inlet, bay, or cove; a harbor; a haven. Used also figuratively. [1913 Webster]

Peering in maps for ports and piers and roads. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

We are in port if we have Thee. --Keble. [1913 Webster]

2. In law and commercial usage, a harbor where vessels are admitted to discharge and receive cargoes, from whence they depart and where they finish their voyages. [1913 Webster]

{Free port}. See under {Free}.

{Port bar}. (Naut,) (a) A boom. See {Boom}, 4, also {Bar}, 3. (b) A bar, as of sand, at the mouth of, or in, a port.

{Port charges} (Com.), charges, as wharfage, etc., to which a ship or its cargo is subjected in a harbor.

{Port of entry}, a harbor where a customhouse is established for the legal entry of merchandise.

{Port toll} (Law), a payment made for the privilege of bringing goods into port.

{Port warden}, the officer in charge of a port; a harbor master. [1913 Webster]


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