[guhn-pawrt, -pohrt]


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

First recorded in 1760–70; gun1 + port4 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gunport

Historical Examples of gunport

  • Cooper had assigned himself to a gunport in the east wall of the blockhouse.


    Robert Shea

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


    Robert Shea