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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun nautical any port (except its home port) being visited by a ship, especially to load or unload cargo or passengers or 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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