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home port

noun
1.
the port where a ship is registered.
2.
the port out of which a ship is operated but not necessarily registered.
Origin of home port
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95
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  • She was the Empress of the Ocean, and her home port was Liverpool.

    Cap'n Warren's Wards Joseph C. Lincoln
  • In June of '95 only one of their line had reached a home port.

    The Return of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle
  • After which they all returned to the Susan Jane, which pursued her way to her home port.

    Picked up at Sea J.C. Hutcheson
  • Her home port is San Diego, and she can be chartered by any one with the price.

    Owen Clancy's Happy Trail Burt L. Standish
  • I knew about how long it had taken the steamship to voyage from her home port.

    Swept Out to Sea

    W. Bertram Foster
  • Then New Castle will be your home port, and I'll see you after every voyage!

    The Black Buccaneer Stephen W. Meader
  • Looks like someone can read enough to get our home port off the stern of the launch.

    Smugglers' Reef John Blaine
  • This is a regular thing for all stewardesses when they arrive at their home port.

    Gypsy Flight Roy J. Snell
  • The pontoons are of German make, as the spelling of "the home port" indicates.

    New Zealanders at Gallipoli Major Fred Waite
  • But they found they were now shut off even from their home port of St. Anthony!

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