free port

noun

Definition of free port 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: an enclosed port or section of a port where goods are received and shipped free of customs duty

Freeport

geographical name
Free·port | \ˈfrē-ˌpȯrt \

Definition of Freeport (Entry 2 of 2)

1 city in northern Illinois west of Rockford population 25,638

2 village in southeastern New York on Long Island population 42,860

3 city in northwestern Bahamas on central Grand Bahama Island population 26,574

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For speculators flipping Picassos, free ports specializing in art and luxury items offer an attractive deal. Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, Longreads, "Tax-Free Storage Wars," 29 May 2018 Today, free ports are a crucial cog in the global art trade. Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, Longreads, "Tax-Free Storage Wars," 29 May 2018 Even Dietl says the free port part of the Delaware Freeport saves little money. Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, Longreads, "Tax-Free Storage Wars," 29 May 2018 Much later, King George III of England made the capital Georgetown a tax-free port. Erik Heinrich, BostonGlobe.com, "Kittiwake wreck dive and Stingray City are unforgettable adventures – even if you do get bit," 16 May 2018 The best option is radical free trade that can transform all of Britain into a free port like Hong Kong or Singapore. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Bogged Down by Brexit," 12 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of free port

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1530, in the meaning defined above

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