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View synonyms for port of call

port of call

noun

  1. a port visited briefly by a ship, usually to take on or discharge passengers and cargo or to undergo repairs.


port of call

noun

  1. any port where a ship stops, excluding its home port
  2. any place visited on a traveller's itinerary


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Word History and Origins

Origin of port of call1

First recorded in 1880–85
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Example Sentences

No old sailor breathes who does not desire to know the casual course of his ship and the next port-of-call.

That was a new port to me, and it wasn't a port-of-call at all till the English took it.

Despite her wealth Eloise was no different from the port-of-call girls.

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