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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The Port of Galveston is home port to Carnival Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean Cruises but has long aspired to be a port-of-call, which would boost tourism.
In view of the state of the ship's engines, the food supply and the refrigeration plant, a refit at a home port was to be aimed at, he added; and a provisional date for a break-through to Germany would be the new-moon period in January.