home port


noun

the port where a ship is registered.
the port out of which a ship is operated but not necessarily registered.

Nearby words

  1. home missions,
  2. home of the hirsel,
  3. home office,
  4. home page,
  5. home plate,
  6. home range,
  7. home row,
  8. home rule,
  9. home ruler,
  10. home run

Origin of home port

First recorded in 1890–95

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for home port

  • There it swings, blow high or low, in sleet and hail, until the ship reaches her home-port.

    Jan Vedder's Wife|Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • They stood round it and wrangled about what kind of vessel it was and what was its home-port.

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete|Martin Anderson Nexo