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  • n. Plural form of gunport.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Greensides, close to the top of Leith Walk, was fifteen years old, slabbed with obsolete fortification, pocked with likewise redundant gunports, and still referred to as ‘the new station’.

    Well, Ken MacLeod agrees with me rather than with Jonathan Swift

  • Along the parapet walls, rectangular gunports, about twelve inches tall, were cut into the three-foot-thick mud -- large enough to accommodate the swing of a rifle barrel at any advancing hordes below.

    Horse Soldiers

  • There was an armored van moving through the streets, with bulletproof windows and gunports, and the men inside had submachine guns and tear-gas launchers.


  • The nature of the homes varied but could include moats, curtain walls, a gatehouse and other towers, gunports and crenellated parapets.

    Old Hollinside

  • Water started to gush in through the open gunports.

    The Disaster of the Vasa

  • The story of the Vasa is unfortunately a short one, she was built , she set sail and on her maiden voyage she capsized due to water coming in the open gunports on the lower deck.

    The Disaster of the Vasa

  • Official accounts claim that a freak tide and wind forced the ship over, allowing seawater to flood her open gunports.

    Nunc Scio » Blog Archive » The spectacularly obvious reason why the Mary Rose sank

  • He stood in the skiff's bow and waved both arms while Sharpe and Harper pulled towards the gunboat that had one high mast, a low waist, and six gunports visible on its port side which faced upstream.

    Sharpe's Escape

  • He could fire it through the front window or the back window, like they were gunports.


  • Sitting upright in 300 feet of water, the 75-foot-long ship, identified as a snow brig, features two masts, an intact bowsprit, deck-level gunports, and a gilded figurehead in the shape of a seahorse, above.

    Baltic Mystery Wreck


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