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Portsmouth

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geographical name Ports·mouth \ˈpȯrts-məth\

Definition of Portsmouth

  1. 1 city & port SE New Hampshire on the Atlantic pop 20,779

  2. 2 city & port SE Virginia on Elizabeth River opposite Norfolk pop 95,535

  3. 3 city S England in Hampshire on Port·sea play \ˈpōrt-sē, ˈpȯrt-\ (island in English Channel) pop 174,700




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