- 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
Examples from the Web for outport
Historical Examples of outport
But this did not interfere with his friendship with Billy Topsail, the outport boy.Billy Topsail & Company
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