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gunport

[guhn-pawrt, -pohrt] /ˈgʌnˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt/
noun
1.
an aperture, as in a protective wall or the side of a ship, through which a gun can be aimed and fired.
Origin of gunport
1760-1770
First recorded in 1760-70; gun1 + port4
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  • Cooper had assigned himself to a gunport in the east wall of the blockhouse.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • A rifle went off—Tom, at the gunport to the left of the front door.

    Shaman Robert Shea

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