a port or special section of a port where goods may be unloaded, stored, and shipped without payment of customs duties.
a port open under equal conditions to all traders.
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Origin of free port
First recorded in 1705–15
Words nearby free port
Definition for free port (2 of 2)
[ free-pawrt, -pohrt ]
/ ˈfriˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt /
a village on SW Long Island, in SE New York.
a city in NW Illinois.
a city in SE Texas.
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British Dictionary definitions for free port
a port open to all commercial vessels on equal terms
Also called: free zone a zone adjoining a port that permits the duty-free entry of foreign goods intended for re-export
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