Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A port cut down to the level of the gun-deck, for the convenience of persons entering and leaving a ship.

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Examples

  • "Good night," replied Captain M---, who, for some time after the departure of the surgeon, continued leaning over the rail of the entering-port, in silent contemplation of the glassy wave, until the working of his mind was expressed in the following apostrophe: --

    The King's Own

  • In this state they were carried to the entering-port, and cast into the sea.

    The Pirate

  • In this position he was collared by Hawkhurst, whose anger overcame his discretion, and who hurled him through the entering-port into the sea.

    The Pirate

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