- a secondary seaport close to a larger one but beyond its corporate limits or jurisdiction.
- Canadian. an isolated fishing village, especially on the Newfoundland coast.
Origin of outport
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Examples from the Web for outport
But this did not interfere with his friendship with Billy Topsail, the outport boy.Billy Topsail & Company</p>
Nieuport, the outport of Ypres, is the last of the towns in this region to which I shall call your attention.The Childrens' Story of the War, Volume 3 (of 10)
James Edward Parrott
It was a good partnership—this friendship between the Colonial knight's son and heir and the outport fisherman's lad.Billy Topsail, M.D.
A great American city is almost invariably placed at a point where an important railroad finds an outport on a lake or river.Greater Britain
Charles Wentworth Dilke
- mainly British a subsidiary port built in deeper water than the original port
- Canadian one of the many isolated fishing villages located in the bays and other indentations of the Newfoundland coast
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