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[out-pawrt, -pohrt] /ˈaʊtˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt/
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
First recorded in 1635-45; out- + port1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • But this did not interfere with his friendship with Billy Topsail, the outport boy.

    Billy Topsail & Company

    Norman Duncan
  • Nieuport, the outport of Ypres, is the last of the towns in this region to which I shall call your attention.

  • 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. Norman Duncan
  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for outport


(mainly Brit) 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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