outport

noun
out·​port | \ ˈau̇t-ˌpȯrt How to pronounce outport (audio) \

Definition of outport

1 chiefly British : a port other than the main port of a country
2 : a small fishing village especially in Newfoundland

Examples of outport in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of these leviathans, measuring 76 feet long, eventually turned up in the frigid waters of the tiny outport of Rocky Harbour. John J. Ross, WSJ, 10 Sep. 2021 My mother, Ethel Francis Rose Leen, grew up in a tiny Newfoundland outport called Jersey Harbor. Melody Rowell, National Geographic, 6 May 2016 My mother, Ethel Francis Rose Leen, grew up in a tiny Newfoundland outport called Jersey Harbor. Melody Rowell, National Geographic, 6 May 2016

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First Known Use of outport

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Cite this Entry

“Outport.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outport. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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