- a port or harbor on or accessible to a seacoast and providing accommodation for seagoing vessels.
- a town or city at such a place.
Origin of seaport
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Examples from the Web for seaport
It was within two hundred years that it became a seaport of any note.England, Picturesque and Descriptive
It was not a pleasure trip nor yet a hurried "seaport trip."Where Half The World Is Waking Up
Sailors out of work thronged the streets of the seaport towns.The Naval History of the United States
Willis J. Abbot.
I have no experience and I have no seaport, but all aboard for the voyage of a lifetime!The Wedding Ring
T. De Witt Talmage
In this company any of the seaport traders could buy shares.Canada: the Empire of the North
Agnes C. Laut
- a port or harbour accessible to seagoing vessels
- a town or city located at such a place
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Word Origin and History for seaport
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