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

  • n. The port in which a vessel is registered or permanently based.
  • n. The port from which a merchant vessel primarily operates, regardless of its registry.
  • transitive v. To base (a ship) permanently in a given port.

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  • n. the port from which a ship originates of where it is registered

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