outport

noun
out·port | \ˈau̇t-ˌpȯrt \

Definition of outport 

1 chiefly British : a port other than the main port of a country

2 : a small fishing village especially in Newfoundland

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My mother, Ethel Francis Rose Leen, grew up in a tiny Newfoundland outport called Jersey Harbor. Melody Rowell, National Geographic, "Nat Geo Photographers' Favorite Photos of Their Moms," 6 May 2016 My mother, Ethel Francis Rose Leen, grew up in a tiny Newfoundland outport called Jersey Harbor. Melody Rowell, National Geographic, "Nat Geo Photographers' Favorite Photos of Their Moms," 6 May 2016

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First Known Use of outport

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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